This chart models normal progress through the program. Students entering with a M.A. in musicology typically begin the plan with the second year. Satisfactory progress through the program is one of the requirements for continuing graduate student financial support, including teaching assistantships and dissertation fellowships.

 

Fall Winter Spring
YEAR 1: Full-time coursework (at least 6 courses)
   
 
YEAR 2: Full-time coursework (at least 5-6 courses)
Teaching Practicum (495)
 


Comprehensive Exam

YEAR 3: Coursework leading towards your area specialization (3-6 courses)
Ph.D. Language requirement, Special Field Exam (Winter or Spring)
YEAR 4: Dissertation research and writing; Dissertation Seminar
Dissertation Proposal Defense
 
 
YEAR 5-6: Dissertation research and writing; Dissertation Seminar
   
Dissertation Defense