• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Music major at Saint Joseph's University provides a comprehensive curriculum that deepens musical understanding and awareness, fosters creative expression and encourages critical analysis and inquiry. 
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Leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the major from Saint Joseph's University is designed within a liberal arts context, combining coursework in music theory, composition, history and performance. Courses equip you with the tools to understand and evaluate an existing body of work in both cultural and historic terms, and also teach you the technical skills needed to bring your own work to fruition.

Our Music faculty members are accomplished, award-winning professionals whose primary focus is to provide you with an excellent, personalized education. As your mentors, they believe in your talent and will challenge and inspire you to reach your full potential, guiding you through substantive creative or research projects.


Music majors receive excellent preparation for further study at the graduate level, and many students pursue careers in music, or excel in professions that combine music with other disciplines. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • History of Rock and Pop
  • Introduction to World Music
  • Contemporary Music 
  • Basic Conducting 
  • Music and Gender 
  • Music Composition I 
  • Choral Music
  • Jazz in Performance 
  • American Music 
  • Major Composers 
  • Musical Theatre History and Performance
  • Music Composition II 
  • Advanced Vocal Performance 
  • Advanced Piano Performance 
  • Advanced Ensemble Performance
  • Music Theory III 
  • Advanced Composition 
  • Special Topics In Music History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

We require a high school diploma or recognized equivalent for admission to Saint Joseph’s University. Standard secondary school coursework includes the following core subject areas:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 2 years of history
  • 2 years of a laboratory science
  • 2 years of a world language

Competitive applicants typically exceed the minimum requirements and have taken four years in all five core subject areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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