School of Music

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Degree Requirements

Master of Music

Choral Conducting
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Methods of Musical Research and Bibliography
3
MUS 6905 Project and Problems in Music
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUS 6973* Individual Project
4
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
6
MUT 6000/7000
3
MUG 6105 Graduate Conducting
6
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensemble
1
Approved Electives
3

*Graduate recital in lieu of written thesis.

Composition
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUC 6444 Composition of Electronic Music or other approved MUT 6000/7000 course
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000
3
MUT 6000/7000
3
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition*
3
MUS 6973** Individual Project
3-6
Approved Music Electives (6000/7000)
6-9

*Students must enroll in composition studio every semester prior to thesis.

**Graduate original composition in lieu of written thesis.

Instrumental Conducting
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUS 6905 Project and Problems in Music
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUS 6973* Individual Project
4
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
6
MUT 6000/7000
3
MUG 6105 Graduate Conducting
6
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensemble
1
Approved Electives
3

*Graduate recital in lieu of written thesis.

Ethnomusicology
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000 Music History
9
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUS 6971* Research for Master’s Thesis
4
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensemble
1
ANG 5/6/7000 Anthropology
3
Approved Electives
3

Reading and/or speaking knowledge of one appropriate foreign language is required.

*Graduate written thesis is required.

Jazz Studies
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6177 Graduate Jazz Theory
3
MUM 6501 Music Production In Commercial Media
3
MUC 6625 Jazz Composition and Arranging
3
MVO 6460 Performance Principle (Jazz Studio
6-9)
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUS 6973 Individual Project or Recital
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
3
Approved Electives (a minimum of two hours must be in ensembles)
2-5
Music Education

The Master of Music in Music Education can be completed in residence, on-campus or at a distance, online.

major area (21 credits)
Courses
Credits

Music Education Core (12 credits)

MUE 6080 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education
3
MUE 6785 Research in Music Education
3
MUE 6931 Instructional Design in Music Education
3
MUS 6685 Psychology of Music
3

Music Core (9 credits)

MUT 6000/7000
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000 (one class must be a course in world musics)
6
electives (9 credits)
Courses
Credits

Electives

Approved music and music education electives.
9
dissertation (3 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6971 Master’s Thesis or MUS 6973 Individual Project in Lieu of Thesis
3
Music History and Literature
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000 Music History
9
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUT 6000/7000 Music Theory
3
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensemble
1
MUS 6971* Research for Master’s Thesis
4
Approved Electives
3

Reading and/or speaking knowledge of one appropriate foreign language is required.

*Graduate written thesis is required.

Music Performance
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Methods of Musical Research and Bibliography
3
MUS 6973* Individual Project
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6000/7000
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
3
MUH/MUL/MUR 6000/7000
3
MVO 6460 Performance Principal
6-9
Approved Electives (a minimum of two hours must be in ensembles)
5-8

*Graduate recital in lieu of written thesis.

Music Theory
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUT 6936 Music Theory Seminar
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000
6
MUT 6000/7000
6
MUS 6971* Research for Master’s Thesis
3-6
Approved Music Electives (6000/7000)
3-6

*Graduate written thesis is required.

Sacred Music
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUT 6531 or 6445 Figured Bass and Continuo or Advanced Counterpoint
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
3
MUR 6206 Survey of Hymnody
3
MVO 6460 Music Performance or MVO 6250 Secondary Music Performance
6
MUR 6705 Sacred Music Literature
3
MUS 6971 or 6973* Master’s Thesis or Individual Project
4
MUN Graduate Ensemble
1
Approved Electives
3

*Graduate recital in lieu of written thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy

Composition
major area (36-42 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUC 6444 Composition of Electronic Music
3
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition
6
MUC 7931 Advanced Graduate Composition*
12-18
MUC/MUT 6000/7000**
15-18

*Students will enroll in private composition study (MUC 6930/7931) every semester prior to dissertation.

**Students with an electroacoustic focus, or mixed acoustic/electroacoustic curriculum, take the sequence MUC 6445, MUC 6446, followed by MUC 7447 and/or MUC 7938

cognate (12-14 credits)
Courses
Credits
Interdisciplinary Cognate* or Performance Cognate**
12-21
MVO 6460/7460 Music Performance Or MUG 6105/7106 Graduate/Advanced Conducting
6
MUS 7905 Projects and Problems in Music Performance
3
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensembles
3-5

*Interdisciplinary Cognate consists of either 12-21 credits outside of music, with a maximum of 6 credits of upper-division (3000/4000 level) undergraduate coursework, or a combination of courses from music and external departments totaling 12-21 GRADUATE credits.

**Student must audition and be accepted into performance or conducting studio at graduate performance level.

supportive class (24-30 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUE 6385 Music in Higher Education
3
MUS 6416 Methods of Research and Bibliography
3
MUS 6940 Supervised Teaching
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
6
Approved Elective (MUE, MUH, MUL, MUS, MUT, Performance or Conducting)
0-9
dissertation (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
15
History, Literature, Ethnomusicology
major area (33 credits)
Courses
Credits

* Total Credit Hours for this degree: 96

MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUH 7938 Musicology Seminar
9-12
MUH/MUL 6/7000 Music History/Literature
15-18
cognate (12 credits)
Courses
Credits

Performance Cognate**

MVO 6460/7460; MUG 6105/7106 (Performance or Conducting)
6
MUS 7905 Projects and Problems (Lecture Recital or Recital***)
3
MUN 6010 Graduate Ensembles
3

- OR -

Interdisciplinary Cognate
12

-OR-

Anthropology Core Cognate

Ang 5/6/7000 Anthropology
6

**Students must audition and be accepted into a performance or conducting studio at graduate performance level.

***As determined appropriate by the performance studio instructor

supportive class (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 6716 Research Methods and Bibliography
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUT 6/7000 Music Theory
3
MUS 6940 Supervised Teaching
3
MUE 6385 Music in Higher Education
3
electives (15 credits)
Students with performance cognate are required to take 6 elective credits from outside the School of Music
dissertation ( credits)
Courses
Credits
MUS 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
15
Music Education
major area (45 credits)
Courses
Credits

Note: Credit from the masters degree may be transferred in to cover up to 30 of these hours, or elective hours.

Music Education (9-12 credits)

MUE 6080 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education
3
MUE 6931 Instructional Design in Music Education
3
MUE 7046 Sociology of Music Education
3
MUS 6685 Psychology of Music
3

Music (9 credits)

MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
3
MUC/MUG/MUH/MUL/MUN/MUT/MVB 6000/7000
3

Music Teacher Education (6 credits)

MUE 7045 Seminar in Music Teacher Education
3
MUE 6385 Music in Higher Education
3
MUE 7924 Doctoral Colloquium in Music Education (Monthly meetings of approximately 1.5 hours; register each semester in residence.)
0

Research (12 credits)

MUE 6785 Research in Music Education
3
MUE 7786 Qualitative Research in Music Education
3
MUE 7784 Quantitative Research in Music Education
3
EDA/EDF/EDG/EDH/EEX 6000/7000 - course relevant to student's research interests
3

Outside Cognate (6-9 credits; depends upon the number of core Music Education courses selected)

Concentrated study in a related field inside or outside of music education suited to the student's interest and needs, approved by the student's committee. Cognates should inform the student's research and/or teaching.
6
electives (30 credits)
Courses
Credits

Approved Electives (30 credits)

Music, music education, and relevant courses outside of music and music education as approved by the student's committee.

May include credits transferred in from the masters degree.
30
dissertation (15 credits)
Courses
Credits

Successful Completion of the Written and Oral Qualifying Exam

MUS 7979/7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
15

Successful Oral Defense of the Dissertation

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