MA in Musicology

aldwyn hogg“I find the diversity of the faculty to be a great help and inspiration. I've been exposed to a plethora of methodologies, and ways of thinking about music, that I've been slowly able to coalesce and use to shape my own work.” Aldwyn Hogg, MA Musicology (2017)

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Program Requirements



(to be discontinued 2021)

NEW 1-Year MA

(begins Fall 2021)

Number of courses

4 half courses 5 half courses

Mandatory and recommended courses

4 half courses in musicology

9725a/b/y Introduction to Music Research

4 additional half courses, at least 3 of which are in musicology

Other requirements

Thesis (on a topic in the field of Western art music or popular music) MA Research Project (c. 40-page research paper or equivalent creative project)

Expected duration of program

5 terms 3 terms

* Students must declare their intention to write a thesis after discussion with the Program Advisor by the end of the first term of registration. They must identify a thesis supervisor and submit a thesis proposal to the Graduate Committee no later than one month after the start of their third term of registration.