|CHECKLIST FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE
1. Send an application to the Graduate School of the University; take entrance examinations
(GRE or MAT); have transcripts sent.
2. Send an application to the School of Music. Audition for the School of Music faculty(for
Performance or Conducting degree.) Send a portfolio of compositions (for the composition
degree), or written materials (for Musicology or Music Education degree).
Beginning the program
3. Begin course of study.
4. Take any remedial courses during the first year.
5. Present the recital (in Performance or Conducting.) Present the thesis to the faculty
committee (Music Ed., Orff-Schulwerk, Music History.)
6. Take the master's Comprehensive Examination.
7. During the first week of the final semester, submit both an Intent to Graduate
card and a completed Degree Candidacy Form to the Graduate School.
CHECKLIST FOR THE DOCTORAL DEGREE
1. Send applications to the Graduate School of the University; have transcripts and
GRE scores (Ph.D.) or writing samples (D.M.A.) sent.
2. Send application to the School of Music. Audition for the School of Music faculty
(for performance or conducting degree); or send a portfolio of compositions (for the
composition degree), or written materials (for musicology or music education degree).
3. Begin course of study. Establish committee in consultation with major professor
and Assistant Director for Advising and Curriculum. Submit overall Plan of Study to
4. Take language proficiency exam.
5. Complete at least two successive semesters as a full-time student (summers included)
to complete the residency requirement.
6. The first recital for performance concentrations may be given during the first
27 hours of coursework and before taking the qualifying examinations. (D.M.A. candidates)
7. Take the qualifying examinations. (D.M.A. candidates)
After 40 hours of coursework
8. Take written comprehensive exams. If successful, take oral comprehensive exam.
If both are successful, the student is admitted to Doctoral Candidacy.
9. Sign up for dissertation and begin work on the dissertation proposal. D.M.A. students
may give the final recital or lecture-recital only after achieving this status.
10. Submit the research document proposal (for D.M.A.) or the dissertation proposal
(for Ph.D.) to the doctoral committee.
11. Start writing.
12. Submit both an Intent to Graduate card and a completed Degree Candidacy Form to
the Graduate School. (Deadlines for these are early and important; see above for details.)