University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

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.
  4. Applicants from countries where English is not the first language are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Please consult the graduate school website for required scores.

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 Theory3
MUST 5321Analysis of Tonal Music3
MUST 5322Analysis of Modern Music3
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