Graduate School Options for Music Majors

As a UMaine Music major, you have an advantage when applying to attend graduate school at UMaine. Not only will your application process be streamlined, you can start taking graduate classes in your Junior year, thanks to the UMaine Double Up Program!

Double Up Options

Maine MBA – This condensed one-year program provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement. Apply by the second semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.20 GPA required.

MS Spatial Informatics – This online program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

MS Information Systems – This online or live program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. It focuses on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

Traditional Postbaccalaureate Options

MM Music Performance – The Master of Music Performance degree is designed for students seeking careers in performance. Individualized curricula are designed to meet students’ interests and needs while offering a balanced program of academic and professional courses.

MM Music Education – The Master of Music Education degree is designed for students pursuing a career in public or private education. Individualized curricula are designed to meet students’ interests and needs while offering a balanced program of academic and professional courses.

MA Communications – The MA in Communications offers tracks in Communication and Mass Communication, combining historical and contemporary theories with research skills necessary to explore and contribute to knowledge; and the ability to apply knowledge beyond the classroom in public and private organizations.

MFA Intermedia – The MFA in Intermedia is an experimental interdisciplinary program focused on new forms of creative production. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies.

MA History – The Master of Arts in History offers areas of concentration which include U.S., Canadian, European, and East Asian history; environmental history; the history of labor, technology, and immigration; women’s history; international history; the history of cartography; and spatial and digital history.

MEd Higher Education – The master’s degree in student development in higher education (M.Ed.) at the University of Maine prepares entry-level professionals for positions in postsecondary student affairs. The program provides solid theoretical and practical grounding for student services jobs in increasingly diverse and technologically advanced colleges and universities.