5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
Financial Assistance | Graduate Academic Regulations
Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Non-Departmental | Anthropology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern | Asian Studies | Astronomy
Biochemistry | Biology | Biological and Physical Sciences | Biophysics | Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Commerce | Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences
French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs | Health Evaluation Sciences | History | Linguistics
Mathematics | Microbiology | Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics | Music | Neuroscience
Pharmacology | Philosophy | Physics | Psychology | Religious Studies | Russian and East European Studies
Slavic | Sociology | Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | Surgery

McIntire Department of Music
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Departmental Degree Requirements

Master of Arts   Degree candidates may choose an emphasis in music history and literature, musical aesthetics and criticism, theory and analysis, composition, computer music composition, jazz history and literature, performance practice, conducting, and instrumental or vocal performance including jazz. Before admission to the program, all candidates must take a diagnostic test. Those wishing to pursue an emphasis in composition must submit two recent compositions, and those wishing to pursue a performing emphasis must submit a tape of two contrasting pieces performed within the previous six months and perform an audition.

Degree Requirements   All degree candidates must (a) take 24 credits in courses at the 500 level or above, which must include MUSI 711, may include thesis preparation, and may not include more than two of the review courses (MUSI 501, 502, 503, and 531); (b) pass a comprehensive examination appropriate for the area of emphasis; (c) demonstrate a reading knowledge of a foreign European language; and (d) complete a thesis project related to the emphasis selected. This project may take the form of a composition for chamber ensemble or computer, a recital, a scholarly or performing edition, or a research paper roughly the equivalent of a scholarly article. The degree may be completed within a calendar year (an academic year and a summer).


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