Graduate Music Degree Timeline

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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 – 2nd Saturday before Fall Semester classes begin.

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

6. Schedule an Appointment with your:

  • Graduate Music Studies Advisor or Music Department Chair for Advisement before registering for classes ( Dr. Renee Baptiste – baptiste@jsu.edu or  Dr. Legare McIntosh – mcintosh@jsu.edu).  
  • Develop a Graduate Course of Study with the graduate music studies advisor or the department chair during the first semester.

7. Complete Graduate Application for Comprehensive Exam/Degree.

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8. Submit Graduate Application for Candidacy 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: October 23, 2013 and October 25, 2013; Spring: March 12, 2014 and March 14, 2014

  • PART I: Wednesday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • PART II: Friday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

10. Take Oral Comprehensive Examweek before final week of classes, schedule with Candidate’s Committee.
      Fall: November 11-15;  Spring: April 7-11