24 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
12220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Music History and Literature concentration from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is designed primarily for students who wish to do advanced study in music history and literature. 


For some students, the Music History and Literature degree from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is a terminal degree (for example, music teachers who may wish to pursue graduate work in music history rather than in music education), while for others it serves as preparation for the study of musicology at the doctoral level.

Degree requirements

While prospective students are not required to submit Graduate Record Examination scores, they are strongly advised to take these tests before or early in their graduate work if they wish to be considered for a UWM Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship or if they plan to continue their graduate work after completing a master’s degree at UWM.

Diagnostic examinations in both music history and music theory are required of all entering and transferring graduate students before their first semester of study at UWM. Exceptions will be granted in extenuating circumstances. In no case will students be allowed to proceed beyond the first year of graduate study without having taken the diagnostic exams. These examinations assist the faculty in determining whether the student may proceed with required graduate courses, or whether they first need to remove deficiencies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Materials of Theory
  • Aural Theory
  • Form Analysis
  • Graduate Studies in Music
  • Graduate Seminar in Music History
  • Seminar In Musicology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Graduate Music Application
  • A one-page resume of the applicant’s performance experience and extracurricular activities.
  • A one-page statement addressing the applicant’s reasons for wishing to pursue a degree program at UWM, the applicant’s career goals, and what he or she intends to do with a UWM degree.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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