Ethnomusicology, M.A. | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
24 months
1706 USD/credit 29855 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 29855 USD/year
768 USD/credit 13440 USD/year
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This Ethnomusicology degree from University of Maryland is intended to provide a solid basis in the fundamental theories and methods of ethnomusicology for students intending to conduct research in any culture area.


The MA degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Maryland requires a minimum of thirty-five graduate credits, including the six-credit final project. When students have completed (or are in the process of completing) their required coursework and have passed their language examination, they must pass the qualifying examination. 

The programme

Part I of the examination consists of questions testing knowledge of the theories, methods, and history of the field of ethnomusicology, as well as the work and ideas of important scholars in the field. 

Part II consists of questions individually tailored to the student’s primary area(s) of research and their main theoretical interests, designed to demonstrate their familiarity with the issues and literature related to their primary area of interest, as well as their preparation for conducting scholarly research suitable for a master’s thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropology of Music
  • Field Methods in Ethnomusicology
  • Current Theory & Method in Ethnomusicology
  • Area Studies
  • World Music Ensembles

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation: The statement of purpose and three letters of recommendation will be required to be uploaded in the Supplementary Application (Acceptd), not the Graduate School’s application.  
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students) 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Supplementary Application 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    29855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.

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1676 - 2838 USD /month
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