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Combined Master of Music and Doctor of Philosophy

The combined MM and PhD in musicology is for those students who wish to pursue the PhD in musicology but do not yet hold a MM in music history. This program allows students to pursue both degrees at once. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music who have taken upper-level undergraduate courses in music history (beyond a two-semester survey) and who meet at least three of the following criteria may be considered for the combined MM/PhD program:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • GRE scores at the 85 percentile or above for the verbal and analytical sections
  • At least two years of college level foreign-language courses or the equivalent, with German being the preferred language.
  • Completed substantial research paper in music history or ethnomusicology (world music)

For specific admission requirements, see the CCM Application Handbook on the CCM Admissions page.