University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
65/63 St George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2Z9

Music - Musicology

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Description Musicology is the scholarly study of music in all its aspects. Beyond playing and composing, musicians benefit from understanding the broader significance of music and the role of musicians in historical and contemporary contexts; learning about musical genres, approaches to composition, changing musical styles and expression; learning to research, analyze, think critically, and to write about music; and to perform as knowledgeable and informed musicians. The musicology faculty at UofT is widely known for its scholarly excellence and varied approaches to the study of music, and for its dedication to helping students develop their investigative and analytical skills, and to think creatively and write effectively about music. All undergraduate students build upon a foundation of knowledge of music through two years of core courses in music history and world music. At the advanced undergraduate level, music history and musicology courses feature a variety of more specialized study, offering students the possibility to graduate with a major in Music History and Theory within the Mus.Bac. program. This major is designed with considerable flexibility to accommodate students’ individual interests: our students can elect to specialize in either Music History or Music Theory, or design a general major drawing from both areas.
Website: Music - Musicology at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The PhD in Music, Musicology field is a research degree. Applicants must hold a master's degree with specialization in musicology, ethnomusicology, or theory, and must have an average standing of B+ or better. Applicants must submit an essay of approximately 3,000 words which demonstrates their ability to handle a research problem. Applicants, whether from the University of Toronto or elsewhere, may be interviewed by the department.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 25, 2017