Music, Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts Degree (Thesis Option in Music History and Literature [Musicology], or Music Theory; Non-Thesis Option in Music History and Literature [Musicology]) requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, with a minimum of 12 credit hours in Major Studies. In addition, a grade of B- or better is required in all courses used to fulfill requirements for the degree. Students must write 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.

M.A. in Music History and Literature (Musicology) - Thesis or Non-thesis Option

Students in this option must have reading knowledge of one foreign language

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
MUSC6xx Seminars9
MUSC646Introduction to Musicology3
MUSC6xx Ethnomusicology course3
MUSC electives9
Thesis or Non-Thesis Requirements6
Thesis:
Master's Thesis Research
Non-Thesis:
MUSC6xx
Seminar
Select an additional MUSC course
Total Credits30

M.A. in Music Theory (thesis option only)

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
MUSC651The Theories of Heinrich Schenker3
MUSC661Theory and Analysis of Atonal and Twelve-Tone Music3
MUSC646Introduction to Musicology3
Music History course3
Additional MUSC courses9
Supportive Elective3
MUSC799Master's Thesis Research6
Total Credits30