M.A. On Campus

Musicology and Ethnomusicology

12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
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The Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the University of Kentucky offers a superior education in musicology with its diverse faculty of scholars, its dual emphasis on traditional research and creative explorations in the field.



The Musicology and Ethnomusicology Division at the University of Kentucky is presently made up of seven full-time faculty and one part-time instructor, whose specialties range from the Medieval period to contemporary music, from chant and opera to fiddle tunes, folk songs, and Korean drumming, employing a wide variety of methodological approaches. The expertise of several faculty members reinforces the School of Music’s designated strengths in Opera/Vocal Music and American Music.

The School of Music offers two degrees in Musicology/Ethnomusicology: an M.A. and a combined M.A./Ph.D. The UK School of Music does not offer an undergraduate degree in musicology or music history, however there is a large selection of undergraduate course for majors and non-majors. Undergraduate students who plan to study musicology at the graduate level might wish to consider the B.A. degree in music, since it offers the most opportunity for advanced study, but those with other undergraduate music degrees can also pursue graduate study in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Music of the middle ages
  • Music of the renaissance
  • Music of the baroque era
  • Music of the classic period
  • Music of the 19th century

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV.  Should include: Name, address, e-mail, and phone number, Education (institutions, degrees, dates, majors), Work Experiences (locations, dates, teaching, and other professional experiences), Presentations/Recitals/Publications/Clinics (include locations and dates). Include a list on a separate page, if you can, of papers you have written, whether published or unpublished.
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • On-campus interview and entrance exam
  • Audition and exam request form
  • GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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