Master of Music Curriculum Outline
Music Theory Major
Note: This degree is only available to students
matriculating by Fall 2011.
(revised February 2006)
Admission requirements are available on the Policies and Procedures
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
The Graduate Music Diagnostic Exams in music theory, music
history, and translation (French or German; a dictionary may be
used) 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.
||Research in Music (3)
|Music History Electives
||(3) MH 405 or MH 500-506
||Analysis of Music since 1900 (3)
||Analysis of Tonal Music (3)
||Pedagogy of Music Theory (3)
||Final Oral Examination (0)
|Music Theory Electives
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.