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The Music Theory program within The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music promotes music theory as a subject of broad and passionate interest to performers, historians, ethnomusicologists, composers and theorists.

Nonprofit Organization US Postage Paid Hattiesburg, MS 39402 Permit No. 148

SCHOOL OF MUSIC 118 College Drive #5081 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001


ACADEMIC CAREER MUSIC Develop the tools you need to develop your in


in a highly

job market


Master’s degree in

The University of Southern Mississippi

Award for Applications

$12,000-15,000 (yearly stipend of $7,200 plus full waiver for tuition and nonresident fees)

In addition to these assistantships, some part-time positions in various areas may be available. Students may interview for assistantships or part-time positions outside of their major area.


Bachelor’s degree in music, unconditional admission to the Graduate School and to Duties the Music Theory master’s program at the Teaching two sections of aural skills or School of Music. music theory classes as assigned; maintain full-time enrollment as a graduate student

Additional Assistantships

Additional Assistantships are available in music education and music performance.

The University of Southern Mississippi is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution and encouragesapplications from women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

For Applications

Dr. Douglas Rust Coordinator of Graduate Studies The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music 118 College Drive #5081 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 601.266.5126


Application and review by March 1 for August appointment

For More Information

The Music Theory program offers M.A. degrees in music theory. Normally, between two and four students are admitted each year, some with generous teaching assistantships, and they add to a tightly knit community of scholars who both benefit from and add to the intellectual and cultural life of the university. While at Southern Miss, an opportunity to present and publish research will make their future careers and continuing education applications more competitive.

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The Music Theory program with USM School of Music promotes their music theory.

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