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Music Theory

Boston University

M.A.
12 months
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27386 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Music Theory program at Boston University is designed for students seeking to acquire a secure foundation in scholarly music theory prior to entering doctoral study.

Overview

This foundation can be crucial to success in graduate school and beyond, bridging the gap between undergraduate curricula and advanced PhD programs. Through a series of graduate courses and seminars, students develop a close familiarity with essential approaches and techniques for the theory and analysis of tonal and post-tonal music. Emphasis is also given to secondary fields of interest such as musicology, composition, and performance. Music Theory candidates at Boston University benefit from the greater surroundings of a major school of music, its distinguished faculty, and an energizing community of fellow students.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts is granted upon successful completion of a program of study, a comprehensive review, and a terminal project appropriate to the student’s field of specialization. Students must earn a minimum of 32 course credits with grades no lower than B− in graduate-level coursework. All degree requirements must be completed within five years of the date of matriculation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Music History Review 1
  • Graduate Music History Review 2
  • Graduate Music Theory Review
  • Analytical Techniques 1
  • Analytical Techniques 2

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.
100
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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A non-refundable application fee of $95
  • We require a copy of your transcript to be uploaded within our online application
  • We require three letters of recommendation written by people who know you well and who can speak to your academic and/or professional backgrounds
  • We require the most up to date resume or CV for all applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27386 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27386 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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