University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Music - Musicology (MA)

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Description:Musicology is the scholarly study of music in all its aspects. Beyond playing and composing, musicians benefit from understanding the broader significance of music and the role of musicians in historical and contemporary contexts; learning about musical genres, approaches to composition, changing musical styles and expression; learning to research, analyze, think critically, and to write about music; and to perform as knowledgeable and informed musicians. The musicology faculty at UofT is widely known for its scholarly excellence and varied approaches to the study of music, and for its dedication to helping students develop their investigative and analytical skills, and to think creatively and write effectively about music.

All undergraduate students build upon a foundation of knowledge of music through two years of core courses in music history and world music. At the advanced undergraduate level, music history and musicology courses feature a variety of more specialized study, offering students the possibility to graduate with a major in Music History and Theory within the Mus.Bac. program. This major is designed with considerable flexibility to accommodate students’ individual interests: our students can elect to specialize in either Music History or Music Theory, or design a general major drawing from both areas.
URL:Music - Musicology (MA) at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
An appropriate bachelor of arts specialist degree or bachelor of music degree from a recognized university, with an average standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better over the final two years is required. Applicants whose undergraduate degrees do not meet this standard may be required to take up to a full year of prerequisite courses. Applicants must submit an essay representative of their work in music history.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on November 25, 2017