If you are considering graduate study, the following list organizes schools that offer these degrees in the US, Canada, the UK, and elsewhere. If made available, we have also listed degree programs.
Potential students may also be interested in the American Musicological Society's resource, "Are you considering graduate study in musicology?"
University (link) City State Degrees offered Baylor University Waco TX MM Brandeis University Boston MA Boston University Boston MA City University of New York New York NY PhD Columbia University New York NY Eastman School of Music Rochester NY BM, MA, PhD, MA in Theory Pedagogy Florida State University Tallahassee FL MM, PhD Harvard University Boston MA Indiana University Bloomington IN Kent State University Kent OH MA Theory, PhD Music Theory-Composition Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA Mannes School of Music at The New School New York NY MM Michigan State University Lansing MI MM Northwestern University Evanston Il MM, PhD Ohio University Athens OH MM Ohio State University Columbus OH Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD MM Music Theory Pedagogy Pennsylvania State University University Park PA MA Princeton University, Princeton NJ PhD Stanford University Palo Alto CA State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo NY MA, PhD Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches TX MM Stony Brook University Stony Brook NY Temple University Philadelphia PA MS, MM, PhD Texas State University San Marcos TX MM Tufts University Medford MA MA University of Arizona Tucson AZ University of California Davis Davis CA University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA MA, PhD, combined MA/PhD University of California, Irvine Irvine CA Ph.D. in Music History and Music Theory University of Chicago Chicago IL PhD University of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH PhD and MM University of Colorado Boulder Boulder CO MM University of Connecticut Storrs CT MA in Music Theory and PhD in Music Theory and History University of Denver Denver CO MA in Music Theory, Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy University of Houston Houston TX MM University of Iowa School of Music Iowa City IA MA, PhD University of Kansas Lawrence KS MM, PhD University of Kentucky Lexington KY MA, PhD University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette LA MM University of Louisville Louisville KY MM University of Maryland College Park MD University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst MA MM in Music Theory, Graduate Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN University of Missouri Kansas City Kansas City MO MM University of Nebraska Lincoln Lincoln NE MM in Music Theory University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro NC University of North Texas Denton TX University of Oregon Eugene OR MA, PhD University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA University of Tennessee Knoxville TN BM, MM, Graduate Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy University of Texas at Austin Austin TX University of Texas at Arlington Arlington Texas MM University of Washington Seattle WA University of Wisconsin, Madison Madison WI Washington University St. Louis MO Yale University New Haven CT PhD
University (link) City Province/Territory Degrees offered McGill University Montreal QC MA, PhD University of Alberta Edmonton AB University of British Columbia Vancouver BC MA, PhD University of Toronto Toronto ON Western University London ON
- Other Countries
University (link) City Country Degrees offered Hochschule für Musik Freiburg Freiburg Germany MM Musiktheorie Hochschule für Musik Hamburg Hamburg Germany MM Musiktheorie Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover Hannover Germany MM Musiktheorie Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe Karlsruhe Germany MA Musiktheorie Hochschule für Musik Mainz Mainz Germany MM Musiktheorie Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock Germany MA Musiktheorie Hochschule für Musik Weimar Weimar Germany MM Musiktheorie Hochschule für Musik Würzburg Würzburg Germany MM Musiktheorie und Komposition Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo Norway MM in Music Theory Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart Stuttgart Germany MA Musiktheorie
This listing of graduate programs in music theory is user-generated. If you would like to update or add a listing, contact the Web Editor with the following information: School Name, School Location, Degree Program (e.g., MM, MA, PhD, etc.), Link to program.