This text is excerpted from the CUA Announcements. Please refer to the Announcements for further information on academic policies and programs.
Master of Arts Degree
The student's bachelor's degree program must include at least 18 semester hours in music theory and six semester hours in music history. Any deficiencies must be made up in the first year.
*Upon approval of the written thesis, six semester credit hours will be posted to the student's academic record and will be counted toward the total number of semester credit hours required for the master's degree program.
A thesis on some subject in the field of music history is required for completion of the degree. The candidate must pass one modern foreign language examination, normally German or French. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination (COMP 598-01 w/classes; COMP 599-02 w/o classes) in the major field also is required. The student may schedule the comprehensive examination following the adviser's written approval. For more specific information about language requirements, thesis and comprehensive examinations, the candidate is referred to the section master's and licentiate degrees found in the general section of these Announcements.
Minor in Latin American Music
Requirements listed above apply, with the following exceptions:
1. Six semester hours of Latin American music electives replace music electives.
2. Graduation requirements: the thesis topic must be in the area of Latin American music.
Please note that the school of music is not accepting applications for the emphasis in Music Theory.