University of Alberta

M.A. On Campus
24 months
10500 CAD/year
5575 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Whether you dream of performing, studying the music of other times and cultures, or composing works of your own, the program of Music  at the University of Alberta offers a variety of courses to suit your passion.


Program of Music  at the University of Alberta students encounter a broad spectrum of approaches to music. Members of the faculty have published on topics ranging from medieval Islamic musical iconography to the history of the concerto; from studies of oral transmission of music among Canadian ethnic groups to explorations of the class and gender issues that shaped the reception of music in eighteenth and nineteenth century Germany.

The programme

Variety permits a wide range of thesis and dissertation topics, from style-historical, analytical or local history studies to investigations of the social construction of music and musical activity.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Proseminar in Musicology 
  • Proseminar in Music Theory 
  • Issues in Ethnomusicology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Ensure you meet the minimum requirements

  • A BMus degree with an average of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate, or graduate work at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. In the case of the MA, an Honors BA or equivalent is acceptable in place of the BMus
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The GPA calculation will be determined from the most recent 2 years (or 60 credits) of course work
  • Please ensure you meet the minimum requirements from other countries as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) before applying

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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