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MUCM 6351 Fall, odd numbered years

MUCM 6353 Fall, odd numbered years

MUCM 5351 Fall, even numbered years

MUCM 6252 Spring, even numbered years

MUCM 5246 Spring, even numbered years

MUCM 5327 Spring, odd numbered years

Other Requirements and Notes

Students who have not had courses in vocal pedagogy and/or hymnology on the undergraduate

level will be required to take these courses as their graduate-level music electives for this degree.


A thesis is required for both the music education (thesis option) and theory/composition degrees.

A committee, composed of three faculty members recommended by the program director and the

dean of graduate studies, supervises the student’s thesis. The student must prepare a prospectus for

the thesis topic to be approved by both the student’s committee and the dean of graduate studies

prior to beginning the project. The student must follow the guidelines and deadlines prescribed by

both the HSU Department of Music (Turabian) and the Office of Graduate Studies. After beginning

work on the thesis, continuous enrollment for either Thesis or Thesis Renewal is required for all

fall and spring semesters until completion of the thesis. Summer enrollment is required if the

student anticipates working on the thesis or completing his/her degree during either summer term.

Note: A thesis processing fee is assessed.

Comprehensive Exam

All Master of Music degree candidates must successfully pass a written and/or an oral

comprehensive examination. The details for each will be approved by the student’s committee.

The written document must be distributed to committee members at least two weeks prior to the


Time Limit

All requirements for the master’s degree in music must be completed within five years from

semester of initial admission.

Minor in Music

For a minor in music on the Master of Education degree, a student must demonstrate by

examination, skills and capacities in written, oral, and keyboard harmony; sight-singing; melodic,

harmonic, and rhythmic dictation; history and literature of music. In addition, the student must

evidence an understanding of the philosophies of music education, of the learning processes, of

child growth and development, and a working knowledge of skills and materials for teaching music

in the public school.

The examining committees of the School of Music may require the auditing of undergraduate

courses for the removal of deficiencies before registering for graduate credit in certain courses.

A minimum of 12 hours of music courses is required for the minor in music. These are selected

from the four areas in music by the program directors in music in order to complement the major

emphasis of each individual student. Music requirements for a minor in music will be selected

from the following: