Ethnomusicology (M.A.) - Music Education

Ethnomusicology (M.A.) - Music Education

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Foundational Studies in Ethnomusicology Courses
ETHM 512Field of Ethnomusicology3
ETHM 521Skills and Techniques of Ethnomusicology 13
ETHM 530Worship and Culture3
ETHM 531Resources and Materials in Ethnomusicology3
ETHM 560Ethnic Music Performance0
ETHM 560Ethnic Music Performance0
ETHM 611Arts in Global Engagement3
ETHM 650Research Methods in Ethnomusicology3
ETHM 683Foreign Language Proficiency0
ETHM 688Field Experience in Ethnomusicology3
ETHM 689Master's Thesis/Project Proposal and Research3
ETHM 690Master's Thesis/Project Defense 20
ETHM 692Graduate Ethnomusicology Comprehensive Exam0
Total Hours24

ETHM 411, ETHM 511, or MUSC 314 are prerequisites for ETHM 521.


Any student who is not ready for enrollment in ETHM 690 after completing ETHM 689 may be required, as determined by the student's thesis/project chair, to repeat ETHM 689 until deemed ready for enrollment in ETHM 690.

Regional Seminar
Choose one of the following courses:3
Seminar in Ethnic Music
Seminar in Ethnic Music: India
Seminar in Ethnic Music: Native America
Seminar in Ethnic Music: Africa
Seminar in Ethnic Music: Latin America
Seminar in Ethnic Music: Middle East
Seminar in Ethnic Music: China
Seminar in Ethnic Music: Southeast Asia
Seminar in Ethnic Music: Indonesia
Seminar in Ethnic Music: Eastern Europe
Total Hours3
Music Education Cognate
MUSC 620Music in America3
MUSC 630Principles of Music Technology3
MUSC 670Principles of Curricula and Pedagogy for Music Education3
Total Hours9

All Applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Foreign Language Reading Requirement
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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