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Degree Requirements

A candidate in the Music Theory and Composition concentration must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit in Music Theory and Composition Core courses, a minimum of 6 credits in Music History and Literature Core courses and 6 credits in thesis and thesis preparation. The remaining semester hours of credit may be taken in other music courses or related courses. An acceptable musical composition may be submitted to satisfy the thesis requirement.

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

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.