Music Theory, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Theory provides students and/or professionals with knowledge and skills needed to apply principles of music theory to a variety of musical careers.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must:
- Provide a statement of intent that outlines their background and interest in music theory and their goals.
- Interview with participating faculty.
- Earn a passing score on the Graduate Theory Diagnostic Exam.
An earned bachelor’s degree in music. Students admitted to the M.M., D.M.A., or Ph.D. in Music may elect this program in their formal plan of study.
Certificate Program Requirements
Required: 12 credit hours
|Select four courses (12 credits) from the following:||12|
|Pedagogy of Music Theory|
|Rhythm and Meter|
|Theory and Analysis of Western European Post-Tonal Music and Related Traditions|
|Current and Historical Trends in Music Theory|
|Advanced Analysis of Western European Tonal Music and Related Traditions|
|Seminar in Musical Analysis *|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
MUS 707 may be taken twice with different topics to fulfill 6 credits of certificate requirements.