This text is excerpted from the CUA Announcements. Please refer to the Announcements for further information on academic policies and programs.
Joint-Degree Program in Music Librarianship
Applicants seeking admission to the joint M.A. (Musicology, music history emphasis)/M.S. in Library Science degree program will be required to fulfill the admission requirements of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the School of Library and Information Science, as published in their current Announcements. Among the requirements for admission to the music school is the submission of a research paper on a musicological subject. In addition, students will be required to take a music theory placement examination and to make up any deficiencies so identified by taking one or more graduate review courses before being admitted to graduate courses in music theory. All entering students must also take a music history placement exam and make up any deficiencies with a graduate music history review course. A student who is admitted to the M.S. in L.S. program but not to the M.A. can choose to matriculate only in the School of Library and Information Science; however, a student admitted only to the M.A. and not to the M.S. in L.S. cannot matriculate in the School of Music without obtaining permission from the musicology faculty, which usually requires the submission of additional application materials.
Program of Study
The joint-degree program requires a total of 51 graduate semester hours of credit in the two disciplines: 21 hours in music and 30 hours in library and information science.
The successful completion of a foreign language examination is required for the M.A. degree in music.
Comprehensive examinations are required for both the M.A. and the M.S. in L.S. degrees. The music comprehensive examination (COMP 598-01 w/classes; COMP 599-02 w/o classes) will include three hours in music history and one hour in analytical techniques. Degrees are awarded simultaneously upon completion of the requirements for both degrees.
A student can choose to withdraw from the M.A. program and still receive the M.S. in L.S. degree; however, a student who withdraws from the M.S. in L.S. program cannot continue in the M.A. and must reapply for the M.A. program in musicology if he/she wishes to complete the degree.
Minor in Latin American Music
This joint degree program is not offered with a minor in Latin American music.