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What will I pay for the Master of Music program?

The cost of your degree depends on many factors, including:

  • Where you live
  • Where you will take classes online or on campus
  • Scholarships or student employment you receive
  • Time to complete

In addition, WOU many change tuition and fees between today and when you finish your program, changing the overall cost estimate.

Try the net price calculator in the Financial Aid pages and use the information below to sketch out your Master of Music program budget.


The Master of Music in Contemporary Music program requires 54 total credits. Starting fall term 2018, tuition will be $657 per graduate credit. Tuition and fee rates are determined by the Western Oregon University Administrative Rules for extended programs and are subject to change.

Find more information about costs on the Financial Aid Department’s pages.


A $300 one-time matriculation fee is assessed on all new graduate students.

Financial Aid:

Please visit the Financial Aid pages to learn more about the programs available for graduate students. You can also check the Financial Aid Checklist for Graduate Students.

Graduate Student Assistantships:

Graduate Student Assistant Positions are a form of student employment, earning a compensation package including both salary and tuition remission for the performance of research or teaching services to the University as part of a student’s academic and professional training and development. More information is available on our Graduate Assistant page.

Apply for Fall 2019 positions (deadline April 1, 2019)

Graduate Student Merit Lottery Scholarship:

Apply today for an opportunity to receive a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $3,500 scholarship for your first term of enrollment. (Exception: Students whose first term of enrollment was summer 2018 are eligible to apply for the fall scholarship.) Recipients of the scholarship must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during their term of support and have a current GPA of 3.25. This scholarship can only be used by students taking graduate coursework toward a degree from Western Oregon University. Scholarships will be awarded by Graduate Programs in a competitive process. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Music Scholarships:

Oregon Service Scholarships are available for graduate students who demonstrate aptitude in music and academics. It is imperative that all students interested in music scholarships apply to the scholarship committee by the first Friday in February prior to the Fall term of an applicant’s anticipated enrollment. Contact Dr. Tom Bergeron (503-838-8802 or for scholarship guidelines and application, or select the following files to download that reflect your current status and eligibility:

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If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Dr. Dirk Freymuth- Program Coordinator, Professor or 503-838-8874

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"As a composition student, the music program at WOU provided me great hands-on training with accomplished faculty who are excellent teachers, as well as opportunities to work with world-class musicians in numerous clinics hosted by the department. I would highly recommend this program."

Christian Kaltwasser '15

MM in Contemporary Music

"My experiences at Western Oregon University were such a profound part of my educational growth and development. I am so grateful for the opportunities I had to gain real world experience and create a professional portfolio that I could use immediately after graduating. I currently serve as Executive Director of Salem Chamber Orchestra, and continue to do freelance music performance, private music lessons, and various recording and arranging projects."

Terra Hurdle '15

MM in Contemporary Music