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Admission to this program has been suspended as of fall 2012.

College of the Arts

School of Music

E101 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
Tel: 330-672-2172
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The Master of Arts in Musicology allows for in-depth study of historical research. Emphasis on a particular western historical period, style, culture or musician leads to both breadth and depth of research skills.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); three letters of recommendation; interview; and academic paper written in English.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 32 total credit hours.

Thesis/ Dissertation

The Master of Arts program requires a thesis.

All students writing a thesis or essay must pass a final oral examination covering the thesis or essay and the student’s major area of study. A student electing the two-recital option must pass a final oral examination covering literature performed in recitals and the student’s areas of performance and study in the degree. Those completing a coursework option must pass a final oral examination covering all of the coursework in the master’s degree program. The final oral examination may be attempted two times.


National Association of Schools of Music