Ethnomusicology, Master of Arts (M.A.)

Students entering Spring 2020 or later:

Thesis option: 30 credits
Non-thesis option (scholarly paper): 30 credits

The Master of Arts Degree (Thesis Option in Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Musicology or Music Theory; Non-Thesis Option in Ethnomusicology or Musicology requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. A grade of B- or better is required in all courses used to fulfill requirements for the degree. Six credits of thesis research or six credits of additional seminars are required. An oral defense of the thesis and a written comprehensive examination must be passed. Specific courses are required in each area of specialization.

Students must complete the following courses. 

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
MUSC677Introduction to Ethnomusicology3
MUSC646Introduction to Musicology3
MUSC632The Anthropology of Music3
MUSC633Field Methods in Ethnomusicology3
Other Studies in Music12
Thesis or Non-Thesis Requirements
Select one of the following:6
Master's Thesis Research
Two seminar courses
Total Credits30