Music Composition, Master of Music

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 32

Program Code: M705

Required Courses

Required Courses
MUS 5112Bibliography and Research in Music2
Choose 8-9 hours in the following: 18-9
Master's-Level Composition for Performance Majors
GCRE 5051Graduate Composition Recital1
Core Courses
Musicology/Music Literature
Choose any graduate level MUHI, MUSC, or MULI courses6
Music Theory
Choose graduate level MUTH course or any Music Technology courses 26
Ensembles
Choose 2 semesters of participation on principal instrument or voice in appropriate section of one or both of the following (as advised):2
MUTE 51x0 Ensemble
New Century Ensemble 3
Electives
Choose 2-3 hours2-3
Thesis
MUSC 5980Research for Master's Thesis4
Total Credit Hours32

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.