Graduate Student Timeline and Forms

Timeline and Forms for M.M. Students

Plan of Study – Masters Degree Plan of Study
Submit to Graduate School within first semester of study
Signatures: Committee of three faculty members; one must be history/theory, and Department Chair or Coordinator

Request to Schedule Comprehensive Examination
Submit to Music Office at least two weeks before the examination
Signatures: Advisor

Report of Comprehensive Examination
Submit to Music Office as soon as examination is completed (submitted by your advisor)               
Signatures: Advisor

Report of Final Recital
Submit to Graduate School right after the recital (submitted by your advisor)
Signatures: Committee

Application for Graduation (cannot be submitted until after the report of final recital has been approved.)
Signatures: Committee

Details to know:

  • Your committee members need to attend the comprehensive oral exam and the final recital. 

Timeline and Forms for D.M.A. Students

Plan of Study – Doctoral Degree Plan of Study
Submit to Graduate School within first year of study
Signatures: Committee of four faculty members (one must be history/theory AND one faculty member from outside the music area) and Department Chair or Coordinator

Report of Language Exam
Submit to the music office only as soon as examination is completed
Signatures: Advisor

Request to Schedule Comprehensive Examination
Submit to Graduate School at least two weeks before the examination
Signatures: Advisor and Department Chair or Coordinator

Report of Comprehensive Examination for the D.M.A. (after both the written and oral exams are finished)
Submit to Graduate School as soon as examination is completed (submitted by your advisor)        
Signatures: Committee

1st draft of document should be given to your committee (see separate document with more details about document timeline)

Request to Schedule Final Lecture Recital D.M.A.
Submit to Graduate School at least two weeks before the recital
Signatures: Advisor and Department Chair or Coordinator

Report of Final Lecture Recital D.M.A.
Submit to Graduate School right after the recital (submitted by your advisor)
Signatures: Committee

Details to know:

  • Your outside committee member needs to attend the comprehensive oral exam and the final lecture recital.  The outside committee member should also have the opportunity to review the disquisition. Advisor and student will determine the involvement of the outside member.
  • The comprehensive exam and lecture recital cannot take place in the same semester
  • The 3 minute dissertation video must be submitted to the graduate school before submitting your paper for review
  • Your document needs disquisition approval form (signed by all committee members with the completed disquisition) The IRB form goes along with this form.
  • Students have one year from the final lecture recital to finish the disquisition with graduate school approval.

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