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MA Programs

Apply to pursue the master of arts in music!

The School of Music offers the degree of master of arts with emphases in composition, music therapy, musicology (ethnomusicology), and theory. The MA is an academic degree with a strong emphasis on writing and research skills in an effort to foster a diverse balance of knowledge and interests in music.

Upon entrance, students must take the diagnostic examinations in tonal and 20th-century theory, ear-training, and music history. Any identified deficiencies must be remedied during the first year of study. Additionally, musicology students must also take a more discipline-specific examination, administered by the musicology/ethnomusicology division.