12 months
50076 USD/year
50076 USD/year
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Committed to fostering critical thinkers and writers, the master of arts in Musicology at the University of Denver offers a wide range of courses in classical and vernacular Western and non-Western music. 


We offer a master degree in Musicology at the University of Denver. Courses focus on the study of music in its historical, analytical and cultural contexts. Master's candidates may also pursue a dual degree with a master of music in performance.


Our graduates pursue professional careers as outstanding performing artists, composers, conductors, entrepreneurs, recording professionals and scholars.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical musicology
  • Popular music studies
  • Jazz history
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application, including three letters of recommendation
  • An essay or research paper on a topic in musicology, ethnomusicology or music history
  • GRE scores
  • A 5–10 minute video of your teaching
  • If English is not your native language, you will have to submit test scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) assessment. 
  • Passport
  • Financial Verification Form
  • SEVIS Supplement Form
  • Be sure to submit at least one transcript from all your post-secondary institutions. All our applicants must also submit proof of their bachelor’s and master’s degrees, if applicable, with a degree certificate or diploma.
  • The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits

Tuition Fee

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    50076 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 50076 USD per year during 12 months.

Tuition for 3 quarters.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 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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