Thesis – MUSC 690

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

In this course, students complete the Thesis project begun in MUSC 650. The thesis is a comprehensive paper written in a specific music education discipline and selected in consultation between the student and approved faculty. It should illustrate a thorough understanding and mastery of research techniques and demonstrate a level of original discovery suitable for graduate work on the master's level. Students may not enroll in this class until the last semester of graduate work or until all other course requirements for the degree have been successfully completed.




An important part of a master’s degree is the completion of a capstone thesis. Under the direction of a thesis advisor, the master’s candidate completes a thesis manuscript, thesis defense, and final document submission.  

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:

  1. Complete the thesis document.
  2. Complete the thesis defense with committee.
  3. Submit the final thesis document to the library.

Course Assignment

  1. Complete thesis writing.
  2. Complete thesis defense.
  3. Submit the final thesis document to the library.