The Department of Music offers two Master's degrees: a Master of Music in Performance and a Master of Music in Music Education. Flexible course requirements allow most graduate students to design a course of study specifically tailored to their interests and goals.
The Music Department does not require GRE scores, but once on-campus there are required placement tests in theory and history before students are fully accepted into the graduate program. It is certainly preferable to have an on-campus audition or interview, however a CD, VHS, or DVD audition is also acceptable in cases where it is impossible for a student to travel to El Paso.
Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants, and within the Music Department there are some Teaching Assistantships [TAs] awarded each year. For most TAs, some sort of personal interview or audition would probably be necessary.