4 + 1 Dual Degree Program

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New for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

The five-year B.M. in Instrumental Performance and M.A. in Live Entertainment Management is the newest program offered at the Frost School of Music. Designed for high-achieving Frost undergraduate students, students may earn a master’s degree at a faster pace. This accelerated program will help students increase their employment opportunities while decreasing the costs associated with earning a graduate degree.

Not all graduate degrees will be available for accelerated studies and not all undergraduate degrees combine well with graduate degrees. Please explore the recommended degree combinations offered by clicking on the link below.

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For the graduate admissions page, please click here.

Eligibility

To be eligible, undergraduate students must have a plan of study with 12 graduate credits in their 4th year (6 fall semester credits and 6 spring semester credits). In order to meet this criterion, students may:

  • Earn transferable IB, AP, Cambridge, or dual credits from high school
  • Earned credit or tested out of English or Math courses with appropriate SAT, ACT, or ALEKS Math Placement scores.
  • Take summer school classes
  • Transfer credits from other institutions
In addition, students must:
  • Be admitted to the graduate school in junior year to an appropriate degree
  • Earn and maintain a 3.6 GPA or better
Undergraduate financial awards remain the same for the first four years. Awards for graduate study are determined at the time of admission to the intended graduate degree program.

How it works

Students should discuss the dual degree program with an academic advisor.

  • First through third year: undergraduate credits only
  • Fourth year: 12 graduate credits (6 credits per semester) in addition to undergraduate credits
  • Fifth year: 9 to 12 graduate credits each semester
  • Total: 120 undergraduate credits and 30 graduate credits minimum.*

Both BM and MA degrees are awarded at the completion of required coursework.

*Some degree programs require more than 120 (undergraduate) or 30 (graduate) credit hours.

Interested?

For more information about this program, please contact the Frost School of Music Admissions.

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