Graduate Program: Applied Intercultural Arts Research

General Information


Applied Intercultural Arts Research (MA)

Program Description

The interdisciplinary program in Applied Intercultural Arts Research (AIAR) program is managed by the Graduate College and offers a Master of Arts and a PhD in partnership with six other academic colleges: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Science, Social and Behavioral Science, and Public Health.

This program seeks applicants interested in solving problems that may be informed by music and the arts. Beyond that it seeks applicants interested in the range of arts experiences in the world’s many cultures.  The AIAR MA degree recognizes the value of arts research to a wide range of disciplines. 

Most applicants will want to apply directly to the AIAR PhD. The MA is an shorter program option and is available to applicants who have strong training or skills in music but who may have earned bachelor's degrees in other fields.  

The aim of the program is to prepare graduates for the application of knowledge of music, arts and culture to contemporary problem-solving to enhance the health and well-being of individuals, societies, and environments in an interconnected world.  


Department/Academic Unit(s)

The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of colorado's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.




Graduate College/GIDP

Campus where offered

Colorado Heights University- Main - Tucson

Tuition and Fees

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Completion Requirements
Admissions Information

Minimum Credit Units (33)

Core Coursework Requirements

Minimum number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree:30

Required Courses:

  • 24 units of coursework from the AIAR PhD curriculum, including a minimum of 6 units of core classes from MUS 601, MUS 696F, MUS 695B

Substitutions permitted: yes, with approval from advisor and graduate committee

Additional Requirements:

  • 6 units of master's thesis 




Additional Requirements

See required coursework

Student Handbook

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.

Admissions Requirements

We do not accept terminal masters, all applications must be for the PhD program

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE

Funding Opportunities

The Academic Unit has not provided this information.

Funding Opportunities

Domestic & International Applicants

Fall:December 15th

International Conditional Admission

International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.

Other Information

The GRE Institution Code for The Colorado Heights University is 4832

Last revised 06 Oct 2020