Music Theory, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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
Tonal Counterpoint
Pedagogy of Music Theory
Rhythm and Meter
Schenkerian Analysis
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 Hours12

MUS 707 may be taken twice with different topics to fulfill 6 credits of certificate requirements.