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Graduate Music History

All MM degrees require a minimum of 6 credits of music history seminars. Two types of seminar are offered:

  • MU552 Graduate Seminar in Music History courses run for 3 hours a week for the entire semester and are 3 credit courses
  • MU559 Special Topics in Music History courses run for 3 hours a week for seven weeks and are 1.5 credit courses

Before taking a music history seminar, students must have passed MU 509 Writing About Music with a grade of B– or higher. They must also have passed the music history proficiency (exam or review course) pertaining to the historical period(s) covered in the seminar. 

Students may choose to fulfil their required 6 credits of Music History in one of two ways:

  • two MU552 Graduate Seminar in Music History courses
  • one MU552 Graduate Seminar in Music History course and two MU559 Special Topics in Music History courses. 

The MM music history requirement cannot be fulfilled by taking four MU559 Special Topics in Music History courses. 

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