Jun 21, 2024  
2013-14 Graduate Catalog 
2013-14 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Musicology Specialization, M.A.

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Felicia Miyakawa, Program Director
(615) 904-8043

The School of Music  offers a Master of Arts degree in Music with specializations in collaborative piano, conducting, jazz studies, music composition, music composition for contemporary media, music education, musicology, and performance. A minor in Music is offered at the graduate level.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Arts in Music program requires

  1. an earned bachelor’s degree in music from an accredited university or college;
  2. an acceptable grade point average in all college work taken (at least 3.00);
  3. completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with acceptable scores.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. submit three letters of recommendation.

Additionally, those seeking a specialization in musicology must submit two (2) research papers of at least five (5) pages in length, one of which is on a music topic.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Master of Arts in Music with a specialization in musicology must

  1. complete the curriculum with 70 percent of the total degree hours at the 6000 level (see Curriculum section below for specifics);
  2. successfully complete both written and oral comprehensive examinations no earlier than the student’s last semester of study. Comprehensive examinations may be repeated once.

Curriculum: Music, Musicology

Candidate must complete 30 hours in the following course of study:

Core Courses (9 hours)

Specialization Courses (12 hours)

  • Two semesters of MUS 6630  Music Seminar (6 credit hours)
  • Course at the 6000 level in a related field (must be approved by the graduate coordinator) (3 credit hours)
  • 1 to 6 credit hours (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses (9 hours)

Program Notes

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the completion of 21 credit hours;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.

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