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Master of Music with Emphasis in Musicology Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus, USA

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Sep 2023, Jan 2024

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USD 31638

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USD 65 Waived

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24 months


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Program Overview

Musicology Emphasis

Students develop skills in the area of musicology and/or ethnomusicology that prepare them for further study at the doctoral level.

  • Demonstrate advanced historical knowledge of music from the Western tradition as well as music from around the world.
  • Demonstrate advanced analytical skills in interpreting music within historical and cultural contexts.
  • Participate in the intellectual discourse on music, drawing from their historical, practical, and theoretical knowledge.
  • Develop appropriate research questions and arguments and integrate musicological/ethnomusicological methods for the purposes of answering the developed questions and supporting the developed arguments.
  • Demonstrate understanding and breadth of critical approaches to music in preparation for researching and writing a master’s level thesis.
  • Produce a master’s thesis displaying research of a caliber that could be presented at a regional music conference. This thesis will:
  • Present an original, sustained, and coherent argument.
  • Involve detailed musical analysis of the work of a particular composer or a specific repertoire of musical works.
  • Summarize, respond to, and/or build upon the prior secondary analytical literature on that composer or repertoire.
  • Employ a methodology that is more detailed, specific, and/or advanced than the approaches taught at the level of the basic undergraduate music history course sequence.
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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree.



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    The Center for International Education (CIE) offers several scholarships for international students. More details regarding CIE scholarships, as well as additional NAU scholarships and outside resources can be found below.

    International Excellence Award
    The International Excellence Award was established to provide opportunities for high-achieving underrepresented international students to attend NAU. It is a merit-based tuition waiver for first time F-1 undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking international students admitted directly into a university degree program on the Flagstaff campus. Students who meet the criteria are automatically considered once they submit a complete application for admission. This scholarship is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

    To be eligible for this award, you must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. Awards are highly competitive and eligibility does not guarantee an award. Other factors may be taken into consideration.

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