Accelerated BM/BMA to MM in Music Theory Program Policies

Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Musical Arts to Master of Music program plan in Music Theory must complete the following application requirements:  

1.      By the start of the student’s Accelerated status, they must have either:

- 75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2[1], or

- 90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

3.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

4.      At least one letter of recommendation from a full-time BGSU faculty member, preferably from graduate faculty within the student’s major or targeted graduate program.

Accelerated BM/BMA to MM in Music Theory Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated  BM/BMA to MM in Music Theory should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MM in Music Theory program.  In order to complete this plan in an accelerated format, it is strongly recommended that students choose the Plan II option (non-thesis).  Students who choose the thesis option should expect the completion of their master’s degree program to take longer than an additional extra (5th) year. 

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

Courses that may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status that will overlap between the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees:

MUCT 5110, Counterpoint I (2)

MUCT 5120, Counterpoint II (2)

Any 5000 level Music academic course, not Music Theory

Any 5000 level Applied Lesson or Ensemble Course

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MM in Music Theory master’s program:

            Any courses not taken in the list above while in Undergraduate Accelerated Status

            REQUIRED:

MUCT 6020, Research Techniques (2)

MUCT 6900, Directed Research (2)

Fall semester of even years:

MUCT 6190 Seminar in Music Theory (3)

Spring semester of odd years:

MUCT 6140 Advanced Structural Analysis (3)

MUCT 6170 Post-Tonal Analysis (3)

OR:

Fall semester of odd years:

MUCT 5110, Counterpoint I (2)

MUCT 6130, Theory Pedagogy (3)

Spring semester of even years:

MUCT 5120, Counterpoint II (2)

MUCT 6180, Schenkerian Analysis (3)

ELECTIVES:

Academic Courses (not Music Theory) (3-6)

Applied Music (2-5)

Capstone Experience:

            Choose ONE:

Plan I: 

MUCT 6990, Thesis (3)

Plan II:

MUCT 6980,  Portfolio (3)

[1] For the purposes of this policy, BGSU GPA is calculated based on BGSU credits only. However, credits transferred into BGSU may be counted as part of credit hours earned (not GPA).