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Graduate Degree Program

The School of Music at Texas State University offers the master of music with a concentration in music history and literature. The degree provides an excellent introduction to the field of musicology, expands students' grasp on music literature, and facilitates an academic bridge for those interested in the Ph.D. in musicology at other institutions.

This degree plan provides students with foundational courses in musicology that allow those with specific research interests to pursue such interests, and to sharply prepare their profiles for entrance into Ph.D. programs. A versatile faculty with expertise in a variety of topics is available to guide students through standard courses, independent study, and the required thesis. Faculty research areas include music in the United States, blues, Texas music, Latin American music, nineteenth-century aesthetics, and opera history.

View the application procedures on our Becoming a Graduate Music Major page.