Music Theory, M.M.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 32

Program Code: M710

Required Courses

Neither MUTH 5811 nor MUTH 5821 count for credit toward this degree.

Required Courses
MUS 5111Bibliography and Research in Music1
MUS 5121Document Proposal1
COMP 5000Master's-Level Secondary Composition (2 hours; 1 semester)2
Core Courses
Music Theory
MUTH 5813Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis3
MUTH 5823Pedagogy of Music Theory3
Choose two graduate level Music Theory courses: one in common practice analysis and one in 20th century analysis from a list maintained by the academic unit and approved by the Graduate College.6
Choose 6 hours from MUSC 5000 level courses as approved by the Graduate Liaison6
Choose 2-3 hour graduate level elective as approved by the Graduate Liaison in MUSC, COMP, or MUTH (excluding Music Technology courses)2-3
Choose 3-4 hours (any area) as approved by the Graduate Liaison3-4
MUTH 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 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.