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School of Music

Master of Music

Master of Music History

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Master of Music in Music History

Music Bibliography and Research (MUSC 707) 2 credits
Major Area
a) Music history courses (12 credits)
b) Thesis (3 credits)
15 credits
Advanced Music Research (MUSC 747) 2 credits
Music Theory (one 700-level analytical course required)  6 credits
Music Electives 4 credits
Nonmusic Elective 3 credits
Total 32 credits

Foreign language requirement (to be satisfied before enrollment in thesis credit): Reading proficiency in German. Substitution of another language must be approved in writing by both the student?s major professor and the Music Graduate Director.

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree in music (or the equivalent), including keyboard skills.