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M.M. Music - Music History / Literature Concentration Degree Plan

School of Music

M.M. in Music with a Concentration in Music History / Literature


NOTE: Students who score less than 70% on the music theory placement test will take MU5357 Graduate Music Theory and Musicianship. Students who score less than 70% on the music history placement test will take MU 5330A History and Analysis in Music in addition to the degree requirements listed below.
Prerequisites: Language Proficiency in either German, French, or Italian (2 years of high school instruction in one of these languages, or 2 semesters of college instruction)

Other Studies [Core] (12 credits):

    •    MU 5334 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
    •    2 Music Literature courses (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU 5315, MU5320, MU 5340, MU 5360, MU 5375)
    •    MU 5350 Musical Styles

Major Field (12 credits):

    •    2 Thesis Courses (MU 5399A and MU 5399B)
    •    2 additional Music Literature courses (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU 5315, MU5320, MU 5340, MU 5360, MU 5375)

Electives (12 credits):

• MU 5355 Pedagogy of Music Theory and Comprehensive Musicianship
• MU 5365 Computing in Music

• MU 5375 Topics in Advanced Music Research and Analysis
• Up to 3 credits of applied lessons (various course numbers
• Up to 6 credits of Independent Study (MU 5113, MU 5213, MU 5313, MU 5317)


36 Credit Hours Total
Thesis Meeting

1-Hour Oral Exam

Contact:     Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music • 601 University Drive • San Marcos •
    TX 78666 • Graduate Degree Program: Master of Music : School of Music : Texas State University