Music M.M.: Music History

The Master of Music in Music History provides exceptional graduate-level training in music history and literature and prepares students for the possibility of doctoral study in musicology.

Students will enhance their research and writing skills, continue to develop their own comprehensive knowledge of music through study of music theory, history and analysis within the Graduate Music Core, and begin to explore areas of specialization within musicology through directed work with their major professors and through additional coursework in topics of interest.

Students in this program have taken part in co-research projects with faculty members, presented at musicology conferences and symposiums, co-authored articles, been accepted for doctoral programs in musicology, and gained valuable teaching experience at the college level through assisting with undergraduate music history courses, music appreciation courses, and tutoring.

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Leading Program

The UNI School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Top-Notch Facilities

The School of Music is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including recording studios, performance and practice spaces, editing labs and more.


The UNI School of Music awards $400,000 in scholarships to our students each year – helping our students pursue their degrees affordably. 

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Application Requirements

Applicants should possess a baccalaureate degree in music or a demonstrated equivalent. The student should have attained a high degree of proficiency in one or more of the following areas: performance, theory-composition, conducting, music education, or music history.

In addition to the common regulations and requirements applicable to all master's degree programs, students must also have reading proficiency in either German or French.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the Master of Music programs.

How to Apply

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found on the UNI Graduate College website.

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