Professional Masters Degree Programs

In a continued commitment to reimagining music education in the 21st Century, the USC Thornton School of Music is proud to unveil four new and innovative non-performance masters degree programs. These professional degrees respond to a music industry and music education climate undergoing seismic changes.

Faculty committees meticulously designed each professional masters degree according to the skills and knowledge needed by today’s artists in the areas of entrepreneurship, business administration, and music learning. “We are trying to innovate our way ahead of the changes,” said Robert Cutietta, dean of USC Thornton. “Master’s degrees traditionally expand what you learn as an undergraduate. These five programs are designed to teach students new skills and to take their passions for a wide variety of music and turn them into new ways to imagine a contemporary music career.”

Click here to read more about the development of our new professional degrees. To learn which degree is right for you, explore the exciting new programs below.