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Degree Requirements

A candidate in the Music History and Literature concentration must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit in Music History and Literature Core courses, a minimum of six semester hours of credit in Music Theory and Composition Core courses and 6 semester hours in thesis and thesis preparation. The remaining semester hours of unit may be taken in other music courses or related courses.

Area of Study Credits
Music History and Literature Core Courses 12
Music Theory and Composition Core Courses 6
Music Electives/Related Courses 12
Thesis Preparation and Thesis 6
Total credits 36

A performance-oriented Plan of Study is available by audition in the Music History and Literature concentration.

A candidate for the Master of Arts degree must complete at least 36 semester hours of unit, including Music 608 (Musicology), Music 707 (Research Methods) and Music 708 (Thesis Seminar). Two areas of concentration are offered: Music Theory and Composition and Music History and Literature.