Musicology, Master | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
24791 USD/year
24791 USD/year
10829 USD/year
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The Musicology Area at University of Kansas offers the BM degree in music history, the BA degree with a concentration in music history, the MM in musicology, and the PhD in music (musicology).


About this Musicology Degree at University of Kansas

The faculty members in the division cultivate a wide variety of research interests. Paul Laird studies the Spanish villancico, Leonard Bernstein, the Broadway musical, and the revival of the baroque cello. He also directs the Instrumental Collegium Musicum. Martin Nedbal's research involves Mozart, Czech music, and opera history in Central Europe.​Colin Roust pursues research into music and politics, film music, French music, and the composer Georges Auric. Roberta Freund Schwartz's research specialties include the Spanish Renaissance, patronage, blues, and rock. Ketty Wong, an ethnomusicologist, focuses on Latin American art, folk, and popular music, and reception of Western social dances in China.

Visiting scholars of international stature present lectures at KU, and the Collegium Musicum offers programs of early music using the University's collection of replicas of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque instruments. The Thomas Gorton Music and Dance Library contains over 60,000 music scores and books, over 20,000 sound recordings, and is especially strong in composer's complete editions and monument editions, along with other important research tools. It is the leading music library in the Great Plains region. Another important source for music research at the University of Kansas is the enormous collection of historic recordings housed in the Richard Wright Jazz Archive and James Seaver Opera Archive. The Division normally has at least four students working as graduate teaching assistants and scholarships/fellowships are available.​

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Thesis
  • Research Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Scanned copies of official transcripts from ALL post-secondary schools attended
  • Email addresses of three (3) references for letters of recommendation
  • Repertoire list - Performance applicants
  • Scholarly writing sample: Organ, Church Music, Musicology and Music Theory applicants
  • PDF files or links to three (3) original scores (and recordings if available) - Composition applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24791 USD/year
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  • National

    24791 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24791 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10829 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10829 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
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