Music, Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts Degree (Thesis Option in Musicology or Music Theory; Non-Thesis Option in 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 Musicology - Thesis or Non-thesis Option

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
MUSC6xx Seminars6
MUSC646Introduction to Musicology3
MUSC677Introduction to Ethnomusicology (Introduction to Ethnomusicology)3
MUSC electives12
Thesis or Non-Thesis Requirements6
Master's Thesis Research
Selected Topics in Music (with advisor)
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