Master of Arts in Music

Ball State University's master of arts degree (30 hours) is a general degree in music with a core of studies in music performance, music history and musicology, music theory, and music education. The MA program is designed for students who are interested in securing a broad coverage of the discipline of music at the graduate level.

The elective hours may be used for additional courses in music, for professionalization courses for certified teachers, or for a minor outside the School of Music. The degree includes a required research component that may take the form of a research methodology course, a research project or thesis, or a creative project recital.

Curriculum Outline

Ball State University's Master of Arts degree with a major in music requires 30 credit hours of study.  To see the minimum course requirements please consult:

For complete course descriptions, please consult the Ball State University Course Directory.

More Information
For complete information on program requirements see the Ball State University Graduate Catalog, or contact Dr. Linda Pohly, the coordinator of graduate programs in music.