Music Theory (MA)
The University of Oregon offers a Master of Arts degree in Musicology and Music Theory.
In addition to the University of Oregon Division of Graduate Studies' requirements for master’s degrees, the School of Music and Dance has the following requirements. For additional information, contact the music graduate office or consult the Info for Grad Students webpage.
A minimum of 9 credits must be taken in 600- or 700-level courses and at least one-half of the required credits must be in courses intended for graduate students only. Degree candidates must complete a terminal project (e.g., recital, thesis, project), all of which must be archived in one of the following locations: Music Services in Knight Library, Scholars’ Bank, ProQuest, or Cykler Music Education Library.
Master of Arts in Music Theory
|MUS 615||Current Trends in Music Theory||3|
|MUS 516||Post-Tonal Theory I||3|
|MUS 634||Advanced Post-Tonal Theory||3|
|Choose two of the following:||6|
|Tonal Analysis: Linear Prolongational Analysis|
|Tonal Analysis: Form in Tonal Music|
|Tonal Analysis: Analysis of Popular Music|
|Choose one of the following:||4|
|MUE 639||Pedagogy and Practicum: [Topic]||3|
|MUS 672||Seminar: Music Theory: [Topic] (Seminar Music Theory)||4|
|Additional theory elective||3|
|Additional nontheory courses||8|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Music in the Middle Ages|
|Music in the Renaissance|
|Music in the Baroque Era|
|Music in the Classical Period|
|Music in the Romantic Era|
|Music in the 20th Century|
Reading proficiency in a second language (usually German), demonstrated by two years of successful undergraduate study or by German for Reading Knowledge. Language courses taken to satisfy this requirement may not be used to fulfill the 52 total graduate credits.
A final oral examination reviewing the thesis and degree coursework.