Music History MA

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

Students in historical musicology will encounter a wide variety of course options offered by a diverse, energetic faculty. Specialties cover major periods of Western music history, including medieval and Renaissance music, as well as the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Areas of interest also encompass: film music, Russian and Soviet music, the Second Viennese School, criticism, philosophy, aesthetics, and popular music studies. One of UB's greatest resources is the music library, conveniently located on-site, in the music building.

Program Contact

Maria Portera
380 Academic Center
Buffalo, NY 14261
Phone: 716-645-6242
Fax: 716-645-3808

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 32 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.