Master of Music with Concentration in Theory

Admission Requirements 

  1. A Bachelor of Music degree or its equivalent.
  2. Interview with Music Theory faculty and submission of examples of scholarly work in music theory.
  3. Completed application to the UTEP Graduate School which includes an official undergraduate transcript, two letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 32

MM with Concentration in Theory
Required Courses:
MUSL 5311Topics in Music History3
MUSL 5371Bibliography and Research3
MUST 5319Pedagogy of Music Theory Course currently in degree plan, but no longer offered. Please see advisor for substitution.3
MUST 5321Analysis of Tonal Music Course currently in degree plan, but no longer offered. Please see advisor for substitution.3
MUST 5322Analysis of Modern Music Course currently in degree plan, but no longer offered. Please see advisor for substitution.3
MUSG 5398Thesis3
MUSG 5399Thesis3
MUSA 5281Individual Instruction (Complete one semester)2
Additional Applied Study - Select one of the following:2
Individual Instruction (One additional semester)
Graduate Ensemble (Complete two semesters)
Theory Electives:
Select four additional hours of graduate coursework in Music Theory (MUST) courses4
Other Electives:
Select three additional hours of graduate coursework3
Total Hours32