Performing Arts Schools Offering Master's Degrees

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Master's degrees with concentration in theatre and drama, music, dance, and ballet are offered by 239 performing arts schools in 48 states. The most performing arts schools providing master's degrees are located in California (30 schools), New York (22 schools), Texas (15 schools), Illinois (12 schools), and Massachusetts (11 schools).

The best performing arts master's degree programs in the United States are offered by The Juilliard School. That school has an excellent performing arts master's degree program evaluated with five-star rating for curriculum and four stars for teaching.

Below, there is the ranking of the best fifty performing arts schools awarding master's degrees. To check all performing arts colleges awarding master's degrees, please narrow your search by state or program.


Top 50 performing arts master's degree programs:

The Juilliard School - Performing Arts School Ranking
1. The Juilliard School

New York City, NY, 8 master's programs

The New England Conservatory of Music - Performing Arts School Ranking
2. The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, MA, 10 master's programs

University of Southern California - Performing Arts School Ranking
3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, 9 master's programs

New York University - Performing Arts School Ranking
4. New York University

New York City, NY, 4 master's programs

Northwestern University - Performing Arts School Ranking
5. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 12 master's programs

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Performing Arts School Ranking
6. San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco, CA, 7 master's programs

University of Washington Seattle - Performing Arts School Ranking
7. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 20 master's programs

The New School - Performing Arts School Ranking
8. The New School

New York City, NY, 6 master's programs

Carnegie Mellon University - Performing Arts School Ranking
9. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA, 7 master's programs

Pratt Institute - Performing Arts School Ranking
10. Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY, 1 master's program

University of Cincinnati - Performing Arts School Ranking
11. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, 3 master's programs

Florida State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
12. Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL, 4 master's programs

University of California Irvine - Performing Arts School Ranking
13. University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA, 2 master's programs

Temple University - Performing Arts School Ranking
14. Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, 5 master's programs

Syracuse University - Performing Arts School Ranking
15. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, 4 master's programs

California State University Long Beach - Performing Arts School Ranking
16. California State University Long Beach

Long Beach, CA, 2 master's programs

Indiana University Bloomington - Performing Arts School Ranking
17. Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN, 2 master's programs

University of California Davis - Performing Arts School Ranking
18. University of California Davis

Davis, CA, 2 master's programs

Brigham Young University Provo - Performing Arts School Ranking
19. Brigham Young University Provo

Provo, UT, 1 master's program

Rice University - Performing Arts School Ranking
20. Rice University

Houston, TX, 6 master's programs

Columbia University in The City of New York - Performing Arts School Ranking
21. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York City, NY, 1 master's program

Sam Houston State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
22. Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX, 2 master's programs

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Performing Arts School Ranking
23. University of Illinois

Champaign, IL, 2 master's programs

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Performing Arts School Ranking
24. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, 4 master's programs

The University of Texas at Austin - Performing Arts School Ranking
25. The University of Texas

Austin, TX, 3 master's programs

Pennsylvania State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
26. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA, 4 master's programs

Catholic University of America - Performing Arts School Ranking
27. Catholic University of America

Washington, DC, 7 master's programs

Yale University - Performing Arts School Ranking
28. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 2 master's programs

Brown University - Performing Arts School Ranking
29. Brown University

Providence, RI, 2 master's programs

University at Buffalo - Performing Arts School Ranking
30. University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY, 2 master's programs

Michigan State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
31. Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, 3 master's programs

California Institute of The Arts - Performing Arts School Ranking
32. California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA, 3 master's programs

George Washington University - Performing Arts School Ranking
33. George Washington University

Washington, DC, 2 master's programs

Arizona State University Tempe - Performing Arts School Ranking
34. Arizona State University Tempe

Tempe, AZ, 3 master's programs

Ohio State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
35. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 2 master's programs

University of South Carolina Columbia - Performing Arts School Ranking
36. University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, SC, 2 master's programs

CUNY Brooklyn College - Performing Arts School Ranking
37. CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY, 1 master's program

University of Hawaii at Manoa - Performing Arts School Ranking
38. University of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI, 2 master's programs

Savannah College of Art and Design - Performing Arts School Ranking
39. Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, GA, 2 master's programs

University of California San Diego - Performing Arts School Ranking
40. University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA, 2 master's programs

University of Houston - Performing Arts School Ranking
41. University of Houston

Houston, TX, 1 master's program

University of Wisconsin Madison - Performing Arts School Ranking
42. University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, WI, 1 master's program

University of Rochester - Performing Arts School Ranking
43. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 4 master's programs

Villanova University - Performing Arts School Ranking
44. Villanova University

Villanova, PA, 1 master's program

University of Connecticut - Performing Arts School Ranking
45. University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT, 1 master's program

Purdue University - Performing Arts School Ranking
46. Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN, 1 master's program

University of Kansas - Performing Arts School Ranking
47. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 2 master's programs

University of California Los Angeles - Performing Arts School Ranking
48. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 2 master's programs

University of Oregon - Performing Arts School Ranking
49. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 4 master's programs

University of Georgia - Performing Arts School Ranking
50. University of Georgia

Athens, GA, 1 master's program



Performing Arts school master's degrees by state:

Schools by State3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Alabama3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Arizona1 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Arkansas30 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in California4 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Colorado5 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in ConnecticutNo Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Delaware8 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Florida4 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Georgia3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Idaho12 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Illinois5 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Indiana3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Iowa3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Kansas3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Kentucky3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Louisiana2 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Maine4 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Maryland11 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Massachusetts11 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Michigan3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Minnesota2 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Mississippi7 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Missouri1 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Montana2 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Nebraska1 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in NevadaNo Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in New Hampshire4 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in New Jersey1 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in New Mexico22 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in New York3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in North Carolina2 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in North Dakota8 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Ohio4 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Oklahoma4 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Oregon7 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Pennsylvania2 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Rhode Island4 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in South Carolina1 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in South Dakota4 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Tennessee15 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Texas3 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Utah2 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Vermont8 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Virginia4 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Washington2 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in District of Columbia1 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in West Virginia2 Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in WisconsinNo Performing Arts Master's Degree Schools in Wyoming


Performing Arts master's degrees by major:

Dance: 41 schools
Ballet: 1 school
Music: 100 schools
Theatre: 166 schools

Other performing arts diplomas:

Certificates: 169 schools
Associate's Degrees: 292 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 943 schools
Doctoral Degrees: 57 schools

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