Graduate Degrees and Certificates
The UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Music Degree (M.M.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree. These programs offer optimal professional training for careers as music teachers, performers, composers, arrangers, and conductors. For concentration options as well as faculty contacts for each, see the Graduate Concentrations page.
Also offered are the Music Teacher Licensure Program and the following graduate certificates:
- Professional Performance Certificate (for non-matriculated grad students)
- Classical Music Performance Certificate (for matriculated grad students)
- Conducting Certificate
- Jazz Performance Certificate
- Jazz Composition/Arranging Certificate
- Music Theory Pedagogy Certificate
- Music History Pedagogy Certificate
While the Professional Performance Certificate is for non-matriculated students seeking a one-year graduate performance program, the other certificates are primarily offered as additional options for our MM students. Please contact Graduate Program Director Erinn Knyt with any questions.
For further details, please see the Graduate Music Degrees and Programs page under Academics.