Committed to fostering critical thinkers and writers, the master of arts in musicology offers a wide range of courses in classical and vernacular Western and non-Western music. Courses focus on the study of music in its historical, analytical and cultural contexts. Master's candidates may also pursue a dual degree with a master of music in performance.
A master's thesis may draw on topics from a variety of sub-disciplines, including:
- Historical musicology
- Popular music studies
- Jazz history
- Music technology
About the Program
For admission, we require completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree or the equivalent. In addition, you'll need to submit:
1. Completed application, including three letters of recommendation
2. An essay or research paper on a topic in musicology, ethnomusicology or music history
3. GRE scores
4. A 5–10 minute video of your teaching
For more information, review the Musicology studio page.
The master of arts in musicology consists of 45 credits in addition to these non-coursework requirements:
- Final written exam
- Final oral comprehensive exam, including defense of thesis
- Superior scores in the musicology and music theory proficiency exams
- Convocation attendance
For more information see the Lamont School of Music Graduate Bulletin.