Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 314, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building, 6299 South Street
Canada B3H 4H6
||Faculty of Graduate Studies
|Field of Study:
||Musicology and Ethnomusicology
||Earning your MA in Musicology gives you the opportunity to investigate music’s role and meaning in various social and historical contexts, through text-based analysis informed by cultural studies. The small size of our program guarantees a great deal of specialized attention and the possibility of tailoring courses of study to suit your interests.
The MA is a thesis-based program, in which you take two required seminar courses and choose three other seminars before embarking on a thesis prospectus and then thesis research. This is normally a two-year degree. Once in the program, you are eligible for Dalhousie graduate scholarships and teaching assistantships in the Fountain School of Performing Arts.
||Musicology at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
|Cost per year:
This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
|Additional Admission Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit two confidential letters of reference, two essays (or equivalent writing samples), a Current Educational CV, and a statement (not to exceed one page) that indicates background preparation and includes a research proposal for a prospective MA thesis project (this will enable us to assess research potential and plan for appropriate supervisory arrangements). Please visit the website for complete details.
- Letter(s) of Reference
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Research Interests
* 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: October 22, 2016