Musicology, 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:

  • Provide a statement of intent that outlines the candidate’s background, interests, and goals in musicology.
  • Provide a writing sample that demonstrates intellectual engagement with music.
  • Interview with participating faculty.
  • Pass the music history diagnostic exam required of all incoming degree-seeking music graduate students.

Students in the Musicology certificate program will work with an advisor in the Musicology area who will help the student design an integrated program specific to his or her needs and interests.

Certificate Program Requirements

Required: 13 credit hours taken at UNC Greensboro

Required Courses (13 credits)
MUS 689Practicum in Teaching Music Theory and Musicology 1
MUS 706Seminar in Musicology and Ethnomusicology *6
Select 6 credits of additional Musicology/Enthnomusicology courses at the 600 or 700 level **6
Total Credit Hours13

May be repeated with a different topic for a total of 6 credits.


In consultation with the student's musicology advisor, and as appropriate for the student's plan of study, the student may substitute one relevant course outside of the area. Relevant courses could include MUE 601 Research Methods in Music or MUS 602 Seminar in Music Research and Writing , a language, a period or non-Western ensemble, or a 500/600 level course in such fields as History, Women's and Gender Studies, African American Studies, Music Theory, or others.

Exit Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in courses counting for credit towards the certificate.