Candidates for the M.A. in Musicology are admitted to a 2-session program and are required to take a minimum of 12 half-courses or equivalent. The Associate Dean, Graduate Education, will advise students on course selection with a view to establishing a balance between their interests and any perceived weaknesses in their background preparation. All students will take MUS 1000H, Introduction to Music Research I in the first year, and MUS1001H, Introduction to Music Research (offered in alternate years).
Elective courses may be taken in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and/or music theory. With the consent of the Department, up to one full-course equivalent may be taken in a graduate department other than music.
One language other than English is required. This will ordinarily be German, except by petition to the Department. Students must fulfill the language requirement during the first year of the program. Any student wishing to petition for a language other than German must do so during the first year.
Students must maintain a minimum overall average of A- in the first year of the program in order to progress to year two.