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Master's Degree in Music

Total of 33 graduate credits, of which six may be transferred from other institutions (with approval by the Graduate School and Graduate Program Director)

Graduate Music Concentrations


Core Requirements for all Master of Music concentrations

Graduate Music Theory - 2 approved courses, 500 level or higher (6 credits)
Graduate Music History - 2 approved courses, 500 level or higher (6 credits)

All M.M. students majoring in History/Musicology, Theory or Music Education/Research are required to write a thesis. In lieu of the thesis, Collaborative Piano majors must accompany four recitals, Composition and Jazz Composition/Arranging majors must submit an original composition in large form, and Performance and Music Education/Applied Music majors must perform a full recital.

Vocal Performance and Music History/Musicology majors have a foreign language proficiency requirement. Please see the Graduate Handbook, pp. 16 & 27 for Vocal Performance majors and p. 25 for Music History majors.

All M.M. students must take a one-hour comprehensive oral examination, conducted by three faculty members, usually in April of the last year of study. Group meetings and consultation with the major professor are offered to help students prepare for the exam.

Click for information on Diagnostic Exams in Music Theory & Music History.


Documents and Forms:

Graduate Music Student Handbook (pdf)
Annotated Graduate Course Guide 2016-17 (pdf)
2017 Grad Teaching Assistantship Application (pdf).