Music Education, Master of Arts (M.A.)

Thesis only: 30 credits required

The Master of Arts Degree (Thesis Option in Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Music History and Literature [Musicology], or Music Theory; Non-Thesis Option in Ethnomusicology or Music History and Literature [Musicology]) requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (35 for Ethnomusicology), with a minimum of 12 credit hours in Major Studies, 9 credit hours in Studies in Areas Supporting the Major (14 for Ethnomusicology), and 9 credit hours in Other Studies in Music. In addition, a grade of B- or better is required in all courses used to fulfill requirements for the degree; a Thesis must be written (Ethnomusicology Non-Thesis Option requires two scholarly research papers), an oral defense of the Thesis (or research papers) must be passed; and a written comprehensive examination must be passed. Specific courses are required in each area of specialization.

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
MUED690Research Methods in Music and Music Education3
MUED692Foundations and Perspectives of Music Education3
MUSC799Master's Thesis Research6
Studies in Areas Supporting the Major9
Other Studies in Music9
Total Credits30