Thesis – MUSC 690

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 02/07/2022

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. (Crosslisted with WRSP 690)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


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.  

Course Assignment

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