Musicology, M.A. | University of New Hampshire | Durham, United States
12 months
27810 USD/year
27810 USD/year
14170 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For music students who are interested in researching such topics as music’s history, social context or performance practices, the M.A. in Musicology from University of New Hampshire offers the needed skills for this work.


Students explore the research process and enroll in three seminars focused on varying musical topics (recent topics include nineteenth-century instrumental music, John Cage and Wagner). As a final project, students write an article-length, original essay. With the M.A. in Musicology from University of New Hampshire, students can improve their skills and knowledge for use in research, education or performance; they are also prepared for doctoral programs in musicology or performance.

Following a long-standing tradition among our faculty, the university encourages students to pursue other areas of musical interest including applied study and performance in our many fine ensembles. Students emphasizing performance are encouraged to present recitals and lectures. 

Career Areas 

  • Academia 
  • Cinema/theatre 
  • Education 
  • Journalism 
  • Libraries 
  • Management 
  • Music theory 
  • Performance 
  • Radio/television 
  • Research 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Musicology Seminar 
  • Research Seminar 
  • Music of the Renaissance
  • Music of the Romantic Period
  • Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Survey of Opera

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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

  • Application fee: $65
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation: 3 required
  • Personal Statement/Essay Questions
  • Entrance Exam: An exam in music theory and music history is required. The exam will be sent to you upon completion of your on-line application with the graduate school. You are required to arrange for an instructor at your current institution or similarly qualified person to proctor the exam for you. Please contact the Department of Music graduate coordinator for details. 
  • Writing Sample: A sample of academic writing, preferably on a musical subject, should be submitted to the Department of Music graduate coordinator, either electronically (pdf file via email) or in hard copy. This might be a paper that has been submitted for a course. 
  • Musicology: A reading knowledge of both German and French is strongly recommended for candidates who intend to continue on for a Ph.D. in musicology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27810 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27810 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    27810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27810 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14170 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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