Doctor of Musical Arts, Performance and Literature Concentration

500 level major applied music12-16
MUS 528Res & Bibliography in Music4
Advanced Musicology, select 8 hours from the following:8
Regional Studies in Musicology (must enroll 4 four credits)
Fdns/Methods of Musicology I 1
Fdns/Methods of Musicology II 1
Fieldwork and Ethnography 1
Topics in Instrumental Music
Topics in Opera History
Analytical Methods: Musicology 1
Soc Theory in Ethnomusicology 1
Hist Studies in 20thC Music
Seminar in Musicology 1
Sem in Wrks of Select Composer
Advanced Music Theory, select one from each of the following groups6
Analysis of Musical Form (section A-C)
Counterpoint and Fugue
Analysis of Musical Form (section D-E)
Cognate field or minor area8-16
Electives (min/max applied toward degree): 26-10
Ensembles 30-4
Language Requirements:
Courses taken to meet language requirements do not count toward the degree. See the departmental handbook for details.
Thesis Hours or Doctoral Project Hours Required – MUS 576/MUS 599 (min/max applied toward degree):16
Total Hours64

Other Requirements:4

Other requirements may overlap
Concentration Yes
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Masters Degree Required for Admission to PhD? Yes
Qualifying Exam Required: Yes
Preliminary Exam Required: Yes
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required Yes
Dissertation Deposit Required: No
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Particularly appropriate for those DMA students pursuing a cognate in Musicology.


To be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.


Students pursing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature whose primary instruments are woodwinds, brass, percussion, or strings will have a curricular requirement of four semesters of approved ensemble participation.


For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Graduate Handbook and the Graduate College Handbook.