Musicology, Master of Music

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 32

Program Code: M720

Required Courses

Reading competence equivalent to four semesters study of German or another appropriate language approved by the Music History and Ethnomusicology faculty is required. Competence may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of the equivalent at another college or university or satisfactory completion of an appropriate placement exam administered by the Department of Modern Languages.

Required Course
MUS 5112Bibliography and Research in Music2
Core Courses
Musicology
Choose 12 hours from any graduate level Musicology (MUSC) course 112
Music Theory
Choose 6 hours from any graduate level Music Theory (MUTH) course 26
Electives
Choose 8 hours in consultation with the advisor, from any field so long as the course is at the 5000 level or higher8
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.