48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Music program of Rutgers University offers a major and minor in music. In addition, courses and performance opportunities are available to Rutgers students in all types of music.


About the Program

Our faculty includes internationally recognized artists and scholars in classical and jazz music. The music offerings are designed to foster a broad view of music encompassing traditions from around the world. Students in the Music program of Rutgers University have frequent contact with faculty advisers, who aid in planning work and defining goals.

Courses include music appreciation, fundamentals of music (how to read and notate music), the history of classical music, Beethoven, Bach, jazz appreciation, rock, music from other cultures, women in music, and others. Bradley Hall is equipped with practice rooms and studios with 10 Steinway grand pianos, an organ, a recital hall, and a collection of instruments that students may use in the building during ensembles. The Institute of Jazz Studies on our campus offers the largest jazz archive in the world. Rutgers students earn academic credits by singing in the Rutgers University Chorus and playing in the Mosaic Jazz Ensemble. The Chorus, made up of 50 students from the Newark Campus, performs regularly throughout northern New Jersey and has made many concert tours in Europe and Great Britain. Mosaic, the student jazz ensemble, performs frequently on and off campus. Members of the ensemble learn to improve their reading and their improvising, and to play in a variety of styles. Graduates of our program succeed in a wide variety of careers, including teaching and performing, as well as the recording industry and arts management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Applied Musicianship
  • Advanced Studies in Music Theory 
  • Survey of Western Music to 1750
  • World Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 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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