Master of Music in Musicology

Walter Bailey, faculty
Gregory Barnett, faculty
David Ferris, faculty
Alexandra Kieffer, faculty
Peter Loewen, faculty


Applicants for the MM in Musicology degree must complete the following for their application by December 1, 2016.

  1. We strongly recommend that you complete your graduate application by November 22 so that your references can file their recommendations by December 1.

  2. GRE scores

  3. Online submission of your papers and audio file to the Dropbox.

The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary materials.
There is a $24 fee to use this service.

Copies of two recent research or analysis papers

A statement addressing why the applicant wants to study musicology

A statement addressing the applicant’s career goals

An audio file of a movement from the standard repertoire, played with accompaniment.


Although it is not required, we strongly recommend that applicants visit Rice and meet with the musicology faculty in person. This is arranged by email with Geoffrey Scott.

Submit your digital application