M.A. in Music History


The following is the approved normal course of study for students pursuing the M.A. degree in Music History. In all cases a student's particular program should be determined in consultation with his or her academic advisor. Customized tracks, including substitutions for required and elective courses, are encouraged but must be planned in advance with the advisor and will require the approval of the Music Department Graduate Committee.


I. Course Requirements

515/517, 525-530 Seminars in Musicology (3 courses) 12-14
618 Bibliography 4
625 or 626 Notation 4
  Music Theory Elective 4
  Foreign Language (see II. below)  
  Thesis (see III. below) (0-8)
Total 32


II. Foreign Language Requirement

Reading proficiency in German


III. Thesis

The student must submit a final project that demonstrates advanced competence in research and writing. This project may be a thesis, a series of special papers, or a written work of equivalent scope and depth.


IV.  Retention Standards

All degree coursework must be completed with grades of "A," B," or "S.