J. Peter Burkholder
Chair, Musicology Department
Bachelor's degree (B.M. or B.A.) with a major in music, or demonstrated equivalent.
Applications for the M.A. in musicology must include a formal research paper on a historical or theoretical subject in music. The applicant's scores on the GRE General Test must be received from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, by the application deadline.
Applicants for the Ph.D. in musicology must have received an M.A. or M.M. degree from an accredited institution or must demonstrate equivalent accomplishment. Previous course work may be offered in partial fulfillment of major or minor field requirements, subject to evaluation and acceptance. Ph.D. candidates are required to demonstrate competency in all areas required of the M.A. in musicology major at Indiana University.
Applicants for the Ph.D. in musicology must demonstrate strong preparation in music history. Students with outstanding credentials may apply directly from a bachelor's degree; students holding an M.A. or M.M. in musicology may be exempted from certain courses on the recommendation of the department. A formal research paper must be submitted with the application. The applicant's scores on the GRE General Test must be received from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, by the application deadline.
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