Musicology Department

Financial Aid Information

All applicants to the M.A., M.A./M.L.S., and Ph.D. programs are encouraged to apply for financial aid to assist them in the timely completion of their graduate studies. Please refer to the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office for more information.

Course work for the M.A. in Musicology normally requires the equivalent of two years of full-time enrollment.  Course work for the Ph.D. in Musicology normally requires the equivalent of four to five additional semesters of full-time enrollment, followed by qualifying examinations and the dissertation.

At the M.A. level, financial aid (assistantships, fee scholarships and/or fellowships) is awarded for no more than two academic years. Assistantships are also sometimes available during the Summer.

Financial aid for beginning M.A. students will be guaranteed for a period of two years, assuming the student continues to make satisfactory progress toward the degree and performs his/her duties in a satisfactory manner. If financial aid is offered to an M.A. student already in the program, aid will not be continued beyond the normal two years required to complete the program. An M.A. student who applies for admission to the Ph.D. program is not eligible to receive financial aid until the M.A. Examination has been passed.

At the Ph.D. level, financial aid may be awarded for up to five years, including a mix of scholarships and/or fellowships, graduate assistantships, and teaching as an Associate Instructor.  Additional assistantships and Associate Instructor positions are available during the Summer.  It is our practice that every Ph.D. student has the opportunity to serve as an Associate Instructor, since gaining experience as a teacher in the classroom is a vital part of our Ph.D. program. 

A Dissertation-Year Fellowship is available annually on a competitive basis to a qualified Ph.D. student in Musicology.

The department's policy on financial aid should be understood as subject to unanticipated curricular and/or funding exigencies.