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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 or Music Department Chair for Advisement before registering for classes ( Dr. Renee Baptiste – or  Dr. Legare McIntosh –  
  • 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.


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: October 28, 2015 and October 30, 2015; Spring: March 16, 2016 and March 18, 2016

  • 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 20, 2015;  Spring: April 8, 2016


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