At a Glance
Average completion time
Cost per unit
Areas of Study
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
All stated financial information is subject to change. View additional tuition information.
Tuition and Aid
|Tuition (per unit)||$627|
|Base Program Cost||$20,691–$22,572|
Estimated Cost Breakdown
See the table below for the tuition charges and fees that comprise your estimated total program cost.
|Graduate Application Fee for U.S. Students||$45|
|Graduate Application Fee for International Students||$45|
|Audit (per unit)||half tuition|
|Music: Private Applied Voice, Instrument, Conducting, or Composition||$335|
|The specific ensemble in which students participate is determined by their emphasis.|
|Music Choir Outfit: Bel Canto||$350|
|Music Choir Outfit: Gospel Choir||$375|
|Music Choir Outfit: Chamber Singers||$400|
|Music Choir Outfit: University Choir, Men's Chorale||$475|
|Other Music Performance Groups: (Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Handbell Choir)||$40|
|Graduate: Intent to Graduate||$80|
View a complete list of university fees.
All stated financial information is subject to change. Please consult with the Office of Graduate Student Financial Services located in the Graduate and Professional Center, (626) 815-4570, for most current and controlling information.
Paying for Your Program
APU offers a variety of ways to help you pay for your graduate program. From scholarships and grants, to loans and company reimbursement, we're committed to being sure that cost doesn't keep you from reaching your educational goals.
Learn more about the financial aid opportunities available to you.
One graduate assistantship is awarded each year for conducting and music education. Performance scholarships are also awarded for Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and choral ensembles.