The Master of Arts in Musicology requires the completion of 30 credit hours, including a thesis (MH 729). An oral thesis defense is required. After the successful defense has been completed, a final copy of the thesis must be approved by the thesis committee and by the Director of Graduate Studies, and submitted according to the guidelines found on the University library’s website. Approval and submission must be completed before the degree can be conferred.
A separate final comprehensive oral examination (MH 799) covering the entire program of study is also required at the end of the program (after the successful thesis defense).
The Graduate Music Diagnostic Exams in music theory and music history are required for placement purposes. Students must also demonstrate proficiency in translation of either French or German; other languages will be considered by exception. Depending on the results of these exams, students may be required to take review coursework (MH 508, Graduate Music History Review; MT 508, Graduate Music Theory Review; and/or other remedial coursework). These review classes count as General Music Electives only.