Master of Arts in Musicology

Butler University’s Master of Arts in Musicology is a two-year program designed to prepare students for doctoral studies in musicology or related fields. Students may also elect to pursue the MA in musicology in combination with other MM degrees at Butler and are encouraged to take part in ensembles and applied lessons alongside their studies in musicology. In addition to coursework, students complete a substantial thesis under the supervision of music history faculty and are supported in their professional development through regular meetings of Butler’s Musicology Study Group. Music history students at Butler have given papers at academic conferences throughout the United States and have gone on to pursue the PhD in musicology at distinguished institutions such as Indiana University, University of California (Davis), and University of Chicago.