Graduate Music Degree Timeline

1. Complete the Graduate Application for Admission.

2. Complete the Graduate Application for Music Study.

3. Submit the Graduate Application for Assistantships, if desired – due February 1st for Fall Semester.

4. Take the Graduate Music Diagnostic Exam – Fall Semester.

  • Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location TBA

5. Take the Graduate Music Diagnostic Exam – Spring Semester.

  • Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location TBA 

6. Schedule an Appointment with your:

  • Graduate Music Studies Advisor for Advisement before registering for classes ( Dr. Renée Baptiste – baptiste@jsu.edu ).  
  • Develop a Graduate Course of Study with the graduate music studies advisor during the first semester.

7. Complete Graduate Application for Comprehensive Exam/Degree.

-AND-

8. Submit Final Semester Plan after the completion of 26 credit hours.

  • GRADUATION DEADLINES:
    • October 1 for Fall Graduation
    • February 1 for Spring Graduation
    • June 1 for Summer Graduation

9. Take Written Comprehensive Exam – 10th week of semester.
     Fall: Wed., October 21, 2020 and Fri., October 23, 2020; 
     Spring: Wed., March 17, 2021 and Fri., March 19, 2021

  • PART I Music Theory and Music History: Wednesday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • PART II Education and Research Methods, Music History and/or Area of Specialization: Friday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

10. Take Oral Comprehensive Exam – week before final week of classes, schedule with Candidate’s Committee.
      Fall: Week of November 16, 2020;  Spring: Week of April 12, 2021