Music Theory Pedagogy, Post-Master's 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:

  • Be enrolled in a doctoral degree program in music.
  • Earn a passing score on the Graduate Theory Diagnostic Exam.
  • Provide a statement of intent that outlines their background and interest in music theory and their goals.
  • Interview with participating faculty. The interview involves an assessment of skills required for the teaching of music theory and ear training. Contact the Director of Graduate Study in Music for more information.

Certificate Program Requirements

Required: 14 credit hours

Required Courses (14 credits)
MUS 744Pedagogy of Music Theory 3
MUS 762Schenkerian Analysis 3
MUS 789Practicum in Teaching Music Theory and Musicology *2
Select two courses (6 credits) from the following:6
Seminar in Musical Analysis **
Rhythm and Meter
Theory and Analysis of Western European Post-Tonal Music and Related Traditions
Current and Historical Trends in Music Theory
Total Credit Hours14

Two semesters of MUS 789 are required for a total of 2 credits.


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