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Graduate Student Handbook 


1.0 Introduction 

1.1 Mission Statement & Core Values
1.2 Academic Calendar
1.3 Degree Programs & Fields of Study

2.0 Use of Equipment & Facilities 

2.1 Campus Map & Parking 
2.2 School of Music Facilities
2.3 Building Hours
2.4 Unauthorized Use of Facilities 

3.0 Academic Information

3.1 Advising 
3.2 Course Loads
3.3 Progress Toward the Degree
3.4 Policy for Dismissal 
3.5 Graduation Procedures
3.6 Entrance Exams 
3.7 Transfer of Credits
3.8 6000-Level Courses
3.9 Foreign Language Requirement
3.10 Research & Bibliography
3.11 OOS Tuition Waivers for Thesis/Dissertation
3.12 Continuous Enrollment for Thesis & Dissertation
3.13 IRB, Interviews, & Surveys
3.14 Writing Guides & Style Manuals 
3.15 Rotating Course Offerings
3.16 Experiential Learning Credit 
3.17. Dual Degrees & Double Concentrations

4.0 Performance Information

4.1 Recitals
    a. Requirements
    b. Scheduling
    c. Equipment Request
    d. Accompaniment 
    e. Program Information
    f. Recording & Streaming
    g. Cancellation & Rescheduling Options
4.2 Applied Lessons 
4.3 Studio Classes/Master Classes 
4.4 Juries
4.5 Ensemble Requirements & Placements
4.6 Ensemble Policies 

5.0 Student Resources 

5.1 Room Scheduling
5.2 Keys, Lockers, Equipment, & Instrument Rental
5.3 Collaborative Piano Services
5.4 Concert Tickets 
5.5 Student Travel 
5.6 School of Music Area Policies 
5.7 Hire a Musician
5.8 Student Counseling Services & Health Center 
5.9 Health & Safety for Musicians
5.10 Student Technology Recommendations
5.11 Technical Assistance 
5.12 Music Affiliate Student Organizations
5.13 Reserve Study Space
5.14 Music Tutoring Services
5.15 Center for Writing & Communication
5.16 International Students 
5.17 Campus Tiger Dining & Meal Plans
5.18 Students with Disabilities or Special Needs
5.19 Student Rights & Responsibilities 
5.20 University Resources
5.21 Health Insurance
5.22 Graduate School Forms 
5.23 Graduate School Resources
5.24 New Graduate Student Welcome Guide 

6.0 Master's Degrees 

6.1 Master's Degree & MM/DMA Accelerated Track: Outlines, Degree Plans, & Recommended Timelines
6.2 Recital, Thesis, or Practicum 
6.3 Comprehensive Examination

7.0 Graduate Certificates & Artist Diploma

7.1 General Information
7.2 Graduate Certificate & Artist Diploma & Certificate Plans

8.0 Doctoral Degrees  

8.1 Doctoral Degree: Outlines, Degree Plans, & Recommended Timelines
8.2 Doctoral Committee
8.3 Doctoral Residency
8.4 Major Field Requirements
8.5 Cognate Requirements
8.6 DMA Recitals & Dissertation Equivalents
8.7 Qualifying Examinations
8.8 Comprehensive Examinations
8.9 Admission to Doctoral Candidacy
8.10 Proposal & Dissertation, Document, & Project Guidelines
8.11 Defending the Dissertation/Document 

9.0 Graduate Assistantships

9.1 Terms of Appointment
9.2 Required GA Paperwork
9.3 GA Responsibilities & Requirements
9.4 Assistantship Assignments
9.5 Guidelines for GA Loads
9.6 Financial Info 
9.7 GA Health Insurance Options