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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 Placement Exam – Fall Semester.

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

6. Schedule an Appointment with your:

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

7. Complete Graduate Application for Comprehensive Exam/Degree.


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

    • 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 25, 2017 and Fri., October 27, 2017; 
     Spring: Wed., March 14, 2018 and Fri., March 16, 2018

  • 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: November 13-17, 2017;  Spring: April 9-13, 2018


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