The Musicology Academic Area offers degrees in the following programs. Please note that all graduate programs in musicology have been closed to new applications since 2023.

Because we are an academic area within a School of Music, there are many performance opportunities available to our students, including a minor in performance for Ph.D. students. Musicology students have performed with such Catholic University ensembles as the CUA Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Choir, and the Town and Gown Community Chorus, and have also sung roles in Catholic University opera productions. All qualified students are eligible to register for applied lessons in voice, instrumental performance, and/or composition.

  • Student playing music

    Music (B.A.)

    The Bachelor of Arts in Music program gives you the flexibility to study different topics within the departments of music, while also exploring a variety of other subjects.

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  • Student reading music book

    Musicology (M.A.)

    Drawing upon a distinguished tradition of musicological study, the Master of Arts in Musicology offers you a multitude of research opportunities.

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    Musicology (Ph.D.)

    This program combines the research into the historical and cultural background of music traditionally associated with the discipline with an openness to the many newer trends in musicology and related fields such as music theory, aesthetics, ethnomusicology, cultural history, and the like.

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