Admissions

 


Graduate Admissions

 

Graduate programs at Five Towns College provide rich and rewarding opportunities for study at the Masters and Doctoral levels. These degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department.

 

The Graduate Childhood Education Program provides qualified elementary school teachers with the opportunity to pursue a course of study leading to a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.). The program emphasizes rigorous academic inquiry and practical experience in combination with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for success in schools that are culturally diverse, artistically challenging, and educationally complex.

 

The Graduate Music Programs at Five Towns College lead to a Masters of Music degree (M.M.) and the Doctoral of Musical Arts (D.M.A) degree. The Music Education Program provides qualified teachers, who have achieved provisional/initial certification at the undergraduate level, the opportunity to earn a Master of Music degree (M.M.).

 

The program in Jazz/Commercial Music, leading to a Master of Music degree (M.M.) is offered with concentrations in Performance,Composition/Arranging, Music History, Choral Conducting and Music Technology. The recording and music technology studios available on campus for instructional purposes are a major strength of the College.

 

The Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A) program now accepts prospective candidates for programs in the fields of music performance, composition/arranging, music history and literature and music education.

The degree is offered with an emphasis on jazz/commercial music in accordance with the mission of the college.

 

 

Graduate Admissions

Masters Applicants:

 

1. Complete the entire Admissions Application.

2. Attach a $50 Application Fee. (Cash, check, money order, or credit card)

3. Have all Undergraduate and previous Graduate College Transcripts sent to the Admissions Office.

4. A written Personal Statement regarding your goals, values and accomplishments must be submitted.

5. Submit Two (2) Letters of Recommendation.

6. Immunization Records will be required upon acceptance.

7. Applicants for a Master’s Degree in Education must present proof of their NYS Teaching Certification.

8. Applicants for a Master’s Degree in Music are required to audition on their major.

 

Doctoral Applicants:

Doctoral Applicants seeking Admissions to Five Towns College must complete the following items:

 

1. Complete the entire Admissions Application.

2. Attach a $50 Application Fee. (Cash, check, money order or credit card)

3. Have all Undergraduate and Graduate College Transcripts sent to the Admissions Office.

4. Submit a Research Essay of at least 1500 words on a musical subject of your choice. (Citations and References must be included)

5. Submit Three (3) Letters of Recommendation on the Official Five Towns College recommendation forms.

6. Immunization Records will be required upon acceptance.

7. Applicants for a Doctoral Degree in Music are required to audition on their major instrument/voice and piano.

(Download the audition requirements from our website at www.ftc.edu)