Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Master of Music Curriculum Outline

Music Education Major

(revised February 2006)

Thesis Option

Admission requirements are available on the Policies and Procedures page.

Degree Requirements:
The degree requires the completion of 30 semester hours, including a thesis. An oral thesis defense is required. After the successful defense has been completed, permanently-bound copies of the thesis must be placed in the university library and the School of Music office before the degree will be conferred.

A separate final comprehensive oral examination covering the entire program of study is also required after the successful thesis defense.

The Graduate Music Diagnostic Exams in music theory and music history are required for placement purposes. These exams are administered immediately prior to the start of classes each semester. Student performance on these exams may indicate a need for review coursework in these areas in addition to the distribution requirements listed below.

At least 50% of the curriculum must be courses numbered at the 500-level or higher.

Applied Music (3), including one semester at the secondary level
Ensemble (0-4)
ME 511 History and Philosophy of Music Education (3)
ME 545 Exploring the Digital Arts: Music (2)
ME 552 Psychology of Music Learning (3)
ME 759 Thesis (3)
ME 799 Final Oral Examination (0)
MH 520 Research in Music (3)
Music History Elective (3) MH 405 or MH 500-506
MT 550 Pedagogy of Music Theory (3)
Music Theory Elective (3)
General Music Electives

(0-4) Note: With advisor's approval, College of Education courses may substitute.

Note: Independent studies may only be used to fulfill "General Music Elective" credit requirements and must be approved by the Director of Graduate Music Studies.