Music Composition, M.M.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 32

Program Code: M705

Required Courses

Required Courses
MUS 5111Bibliography and Research in Music1
MUS 5121Document Proposal1
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 MUSC or MULI courses6
Music Theory
Choose graduate level MUTH courses 26
Choose 2 semesters of participation on principal instrument or voice in appropriate section of one of the following (as advised):2
Wind Symphony
Symphony Band
Jazz Ensemble
University Orchestra
University Chorale
Men's Glee Club
Women's Chorus
New Century Ensemble 3
Choose 2-3 hours from any graduate level coursework as approved by the Graduate Liaison.2-3
MUTH 5980Research for Master's Thesis4
Total Credit Hours32

Of these hours, no less than 8 hours of COMP 5020 are required and no more than 9 hours may be applied to the degree. Students must enroll in COMP 5020 for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters. 


Except for MUTH 5811, MUTH 5821, and any MUTK courses.


Appropriate section of MUTE 5271

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 30 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.