Musicology, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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Master's and doctoral degrees are offered in Musicology at Catholic University of America, and in composition, which at the master's level has both concert and stage music concentrations.


The paper should demonstrate facility with scholarly sources, the ability to formulate an original argument, and solid writing skills. All entering graduate students in the Master of Arts degree program in Musicology at Catholic University of America must take the Music Theory Placement Examination and the Music History Placement Examination.

Graduation Requirements

A thesis on some subject in the field of music history is required for completion of the degree. The candidate must pass one modern foreign language examination, typically German or French, or pass a reading course in that language. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination (MUS 698A w/classes; MUS 698B w/o classes) in the major field also is required. 

The student may schedule the comprehensive examination following the adviser's written approval. For more specific information about language requirements, thesis and comprehensive examinations, the candidate is referred to the section Master's and Licentiate Degrees found in the general section of the

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Two Musicology Period Courses
  • Research Methodology
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Research Guidance
  • Musicology Colloquium
  • Comprehensive Examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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