Mission Statement

Faculty and students of the Department of Musicology (MCY) in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami advance the interdisciplinary study of music by examining how, when, where, and why people create, experience, and understand music. Coursework in the program is designed to enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge of musicology and to develop students' abilities to write and talk effectively about relevant issues within musicology and related disciplines.

Curriculum Requirements

Major Area
MCY 628Music Bibliography3
MCY XXXMusicology Courses12
MCY 810Master's Thesis6
Other Studies in Music (Complete both options below)6
Non-MCY Music Elective
MTC Elective
Non-MCY Elective, In or Beyond Music
Language Proficiency 1
Total Credit Hours30

 Musicology students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English, normally German, French, or Spanish. Proficiency examinations will be administered by the Department of Modern Languages and will consist of 1-2 passages from representative scholarly readings. Alternatively, enrolling in ITA 625FRE 625, or an equivalent course at the graduate level may fulfill the requirement. This requirement should be completed by the beginning of the second year to facilitate research on the master’s thesis.