Musicology (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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Master of Arts in Musicology

Performance Studies, at least three terms6
Appropriate ensemble, at least three terms3-6
MUS 503Thesis9
MUS 614Introduction to Musicology4
Select four of the following:12
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
Three Seminars in Music History:9-12
Seminar: [Topic]
and Graduate Seminar in Musicology: [Topic]
One graduate course in ethnomusicology3-4
One course in music history or enthomusicology, theory, or approved area other than music3-4
Total Credits49-57

Language Requirement

Proficiency in a second language selected in consultation with an advisor. Language courses taken to satisfy this requirement may not be used to fulfill the 49 total graduate credits.

Additional Requirements

A final oral examination reviewing the thesis and degree course work.