Graduate Professional Diploma
Students of exceptional ability who wish to concentrate on professional development with a minimum of academic requirements may apply for admission to the Graduate Professional Diploma (GPD) program. The GPD has performance classes identical to the Master's program without the additional study in music theory and music history. Applicants are to have earned a Performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music degree, or equivalent, at an accredited institution. The GPD requires a residence of two years and a minimum of 24 earned credits. Full-time course load: 6 to 9 credits per semester. The Graduate Professional Diploma must be completed within three years from the date of matriculation.