Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Music, MA (52-438) (32 hours)

Student Learning Outcomes - Graduate Students with a Master of Arts degree in Music will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Explain and interpret musicological context, analytical procedures, and musical literature in primary area of study.
  • Design and produce research and creative work within area of emphasis.
  • Demonstrate at an advanced level a mastery of technique, musicality, and pedagogical approaches.

The elective hours of this program are designed to allow students to focus coursework on History and Literature, Music Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Conducting, Kodaly Music Education or a customized plan to meet student goals.

To be accepted for graduate study in music, a student must have:

  1. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate coursework
  2. Have completed:
    1. A bachelor’s degree in music
    2. OR; with the approval of the music department chair: a  bachelor’s degree in another discipline with an equivalent amount of coursework and/or experience in the primary area of interest.
  3. Portfolio, audition, and/or interview for your primary area of interest.

Required Graduate Courses: 18-21 Semester Hours

Approved Graduate Electives in Music: 11-14 Semester Hours

Minimum Graduate Hour Total: 32 Semester Hours


Please visit with the graduate faculty coordinator for assistance in selecting elective courses or review the Graduate Handbook on the website of the School of Visual and Performing Arts  (