Wayne State University


Master of Arts

The Master of Arts degree is designed for students who wish to pursue an academic career in music through a broad liberal arts curriculum.

Master of Music

This program is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional concentration in conducting, performance (vocal, instrumental, jazz), or theory/composition. All programs are supervised by a highly qualified faculty with extensive professional experience in their areas of expertise.

For admission requirements and program information, please contract Professor Joshua Duchan, Interim Graduate Officer at jduchan@wayne.edu. You may also consult the current Graduate Bulletin. To reference past bulletins, click on the appropriate link:




The Orchestral Studies certificate is currently on hold. Read the Gainful Employment Disclosure.

Guide to Graduate Electives in Music 

Winter 2017

General information and forms

Graduate Diagnostic Examinations will be administered on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Theory exam: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm; History exam: 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm. Incoming graduate students will only be allowed to register for selected graduate courses if they do not pass the exams.

Please contact the main office (313) 577-1795 to register.

All WSU Master's students must complete and submit a Plan of Work no later than the completion of twelve (12) graduate credit hours. Download, complete and print the Plan of Work form.  After completing the form, it must be approved by the student's program advisor and the Department's Graduate Officer.

Music Course Rotations (Fall 2012-Winter 2016)

Graduate Student Handbook

Current Graduate Bulletin

Guide to Writing Program Notes