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Music Education

Music Education Entrance Exam

1. Admission Requirements (submit with application form)
1) Research proposal (see more detail on page 18-19)
Ph.D. program has 2 study plans to choose, which are 
Plan 1- PhD by Research 
Plan 2 – course works and dissertation. Applicants must specify a study plan and prepare research framework by recommendations.

🗹Contents of Research Proposal  
• Submission of a formal written research proposal for the dissertation that includes the background and significance of the study, the objective(s) and benefits of the study, the scope and limitations of the topic, the literature review, the research methodology, and the bibliography

2. Music Education entrance exam
1) Examination content:The applicant should have an understanding about music education, foundation in music teaching, music curriculum in both Thailand and international, psychology in music teaching, principle and philosophy of music education, music education evaluation, and research in music education.  
2)  A 15-minute high-quality Video recording of the applicant teaching at least 2 students (Both the applicant and his/her students must be visible in the recording. It should be non-edited. Videos of poor audio or video quality will be rejected)
3) A written lesson plan for the Video recording sample music teaching demonstration (Lesson plan should identify and explain class objectives, content, activities, materials, and assessment shown in the Video recording.)

3. Exam methods
3.1 Onsite exam methods;
1) Written examination
The examination committee sends the exam to the exam takers
The examination committee clarifies details of the written exam and answers questions.
•  Written exam for a bachelor’s degree

2) Group exams
All applicants do group exam in the same time.

3.2 Online exam methods; (For International student)

1) Written examination
• Applicants log-in to report themselves via Webex system.
• The examination committee sends the exam to the exam takers (PDF file) via Webex system.
• The examination committee clarifies details of the written exam and answers questions
• Written exam for graduate programs
• Send exam back within the time limit by E-mail.
– Have applicants print their answers in a Microsoft Word file using Ansanang New Font 16 and save as a PDF file.
– Applicants must log-in and keep their camera on for the duration of the exam.
– If applicants have questions, they can ask the examiner via Webex.
– Applicants must submit the exam within the time limit. Submitted later, it may affect exam scores or examination disqualification.

2) Schedule for group exams
• Applicants log-in to the group exam via Webex system.

English Proficiency Requirement

All incoming students must meet an English language requirement. Applicants can submit a copy of the score report from one of the following exams (or * from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya campus). 


Test
MU GRAD PLUS
(MU GRAD Test + Speaking)
Others
IELTSTOEFL-iBTMU ELT
Minimum
(Entrance Requirement)
403.03284
(Except Doctoral Level)
GraduateDiploma
/Masters/
Higher Graduate Diploma 
(Pass)
70
(W=10, S=10)
5.0
(W=5.0, S=5.0)
64
(W=17, S=15)
84
(W=10, S=10)
Doctoral
 (Pass)
90
(W=12, S=12)
6.0
(W=6.0, S=6.0)
79
(W=23, S=19)

W = Writing, S = Speaking

Thai Language Proficiency Requirement for International Student
(only for MA and PhD)

Both MA and PhD programs at the College of Music, Mahidol University are Thai programs. For non-native Thai speakers, you will need to submit a proof of Thai language proficiency as below:

TestLevel
CU-TFL N + (Novice Plus)                  
Or Thai Language Proficiency Test from an accredited institutionCEFR A2

Note
1. The CU-TFL is a standardized exam designed by the Sirindhorn Thai Language Institute to evaluate Thai language proficiency in speech, reading comprehension, listening, and writing. For more information regarding the CU-TFL, please contact Ms. Paveena Kanjanapayont at cuthaitest@gmail.com or by phone at 02-218-9481.
2. Novice Plus or CEFR A2 levels are equal to the abilities of primary and junior high school students in the Thai education system. 
3. For students with ID’s 65 onwards

Music Theory and History Placement Exam

Basic Music Proficiencies
All incoming graduate* students are required to demonstrate general music proficiencies in basic music subjects, such as music theory and music history. For students that are unable to pass the exams, they must take additional review courses during the first year of study.

1. Required Exams

Western Instruments1. Western Music Theory   2. Western Music History
Thai/Eastern Instruments1. Western Music Theory   2. Thai Music Theory and History
Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)1. Jazz Proficiency Exam

2. General Exam Information
(1) All new graduate students must take the proficiency exams, regardless of the student’s program or major prior to the Entrance Interview, with an exception of applicants in Music Business Major of the Master of Arts program.
(2) Students who do not pass the exam(s) must take the respective basic course(s), which will be assigned by the Admission committee.
(3) Students must take any assigned basic courses the first time they are offered and for zero credit hours.

3. Assigned Basic Courses after Music Proficiency Exams
The following table lists the basic courses that students must take if they cannot pass the Basic Music Proficiencies exams

TypeRequired ExamsBasic Courses from Basic Music Proficiencies
M.A./M.M./D.M.Ph.D.
Western Instruments1. Western Music TheoryMSTC 530MSTC 635
2. Western Music HistoryMSCY521MSCY 648
Thai/Eastern Instruments1. Western Music TheoryMSTC 530MSTC 635
2. Thai Music Theory and HistoryMSTH512
MSCY 522MSCY 648
Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)1. Jazz Proficiency ExamMSJA 511
MSJA 512

Code detail:
MSTC 530 Western Music Theory Review
MSCY 521 Perspective of Western Music History
MSCY 522 Perspective of Thai Music History
MSTH 512 Thai Music Theory Review
MSJA 511 Perspective of Jazz History
MSJA 512 Jazz Theory Review
MSTC 635 Core Concepts in Music Theory
MSCY 648 Core Concepts in Music History

Research proposal requirement for Ph.D. program

Applicants must specify a study plan and prepare research framework by recommendations. (submit with the application)

Plan 1: PhD by Research
Plan 1.1 for perspective student who graduated with master degree and continue to PhD program with 48 credits in research

Admission Requirement
1.1 Research proposal
Research proposal not less than 30 pages A4 with the topic related to the intended research. The proposal has to consists of the following:

  • Title in both Thai and English
  • Introduction, Background problem and Significance of the Study
  • Literature Review
  • Research Problem
  • Research Objectives
  • Research Hypothesis (if any)
  • Scope of Research
  • Research Methodology, Research Design (Population, samplings, Location of study, Research Tools, Data collection, Data analysis, etc.)
  • Conceptual of Research
  • Expected Benefit of Research
  • Definition
  • Action Plan
  • Bibliography

*** the research proposal has to follows APA format citation***

1.2 Academic work as follows:

  • At least 1 research or academic articles in the intended areas published in the national level journal (TCI 1 or 2) or international journal (the published article are not related to the graduation and has to be first author).
  • Master degree thesis (with abstract in both Thai and English language)

Check List

  • Research proposal not less than 30 pages A4
  • At least 1 research or academic articles in the intended areas published in the national level journal (TCI 1 or 2) or international journal (the published article are not related to the graduation and has to be first author)
  • Master degree thesis (with abstract in both Thai and English language)
  • Letter of recommendation from workplace in related areas

Plan 2 course works and dissertation
1.2 Academic work as follows:
At least 1 research or academic articles in the intended areas published in the national level journal (TCI 1 or 2) or international journal (the published article are not related to the graduation and has to be first author).

Master degree thesis (with abstract in both Thai and English language)

Check List
❑ Research proposal not less than 30 pages A4
❑ At least 1 research or academic articles in the intended areas published in the national level journal (TCI 1 or 2) or international journal (the published article are not related to the graduation and has to be first author)
❑ Master degree thesis (with abstract in both Thai and English language) ❑ Letter of recommendation from workplace in related areas
❑ Plan 2 course works and dissertation

2.1 Admission requirement
Research proposal with formal written language consists of thesis title, introduction, background problem, literature review, research problem, research objectives, scope of research, research methodology, conceptual of research, expected benefit of research, and bibliography.
* the research proposal has to follows APA format citation*
Check List
❑ Research proposal

Tuition Fees

Thai students

MajorYear 1Year 2Year 3Work-Site Study FeeAll Program
Music Education130,000130,000130,00070,000460,000

International students

MajorYear 1Year 2Year 3Work-Site Study FeeAll Program
Music Education160,000160,000160,00070,000550,000

*the tuition fees might be change according to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University’s announcement*