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Course Requirements

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). For information on the GWAR, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.
Requirements of the Masters30
Core Courses12
MUSC 200. Methods of Music Research & WritingGWAR3
MUSC 201. Seminar in Music History3
MUSC 202. Seminar in Music Systems & Theory3
Complete one course from:
MUSC 203. Seminar in Style & Performance Practices3
MUSC 220. Seminar in Advanced Conducting3
MUSC 221. Seminar in Jazz History3
Area Specialization12
Composition
Twelve units of graduate 200-level and approved 100-level elective courses in area specialization.0
Music History
Twelve units of graduate 200-level and approved 100-level elective courses in area specialization.0
Music Theory
Twelve units of graduate 200-level and approved 100-level elective courses in area specialization.0
Music Education
Twelve units of graduate 200-level and approved 100-level elective courses in area specialization.0
Choral Conducting
Twelve units of graduate 200-level and approved 100-level elective courses in area specialization.0
Instrumental Conducting
Twelve units of graduate 200-level and approved 100-level elective courses in area specialization.0
Jazz Studies
Twelve units of graduate 200-level and approved 100-level elective courses in area specialization.0
Performance: Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion
Twelve units of 200-level graduate courses in area specialization.0
Performance: Piano
Twelve units of graduate 200-level and approved 100-level elective courses in area specialization.0
Performance: Voice
Twelve units of graduate 200-level and approved 100-level elective courses in area specialization.0
Culminating Experience6
Choose one plan from:
Plan A (Thesis)
MUSC 299. Master's Thesis, Recital or Composition6
3 units in each of two final semesters
Written Culminating Exam0
Plan B (Project)
MUSC 224. Supervised Graduate Study6
2 units in each of three semesters
Written Culminating Exam0
Plan C (Creative Project- Composition or Recital)
MUSC 224. Supervised Graduate Study6
2 units in each of two semesters
MUSC 299. Master's Thesis, Recital or Composition6
Written Culminating Exam0

Total Units:30

Elective courses must be planned in consultation with the Area Coordinator and the School of Music & Dance Graduate Advisor.

The maximum number of upper-division undergraduate units that can be applied toward the master's degree is 15.

Upon completion of the degree requirements, the student must have achieved minimum candidacy and an SJSU Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in order to graduate.