- Two proseminars: that of your own area, plus one other, 6 points total
- Proseminar in Ethnomusicology
- Proseminar in Historical Musicology
- Proseminar in Music Theory
- Any graduate course in analysis (HM and Theory); Field Methods I (Ethno), 3 points
- Any three graduate courses approved by the advisor, 9 points
For Ethno, two of the three courses must be in the Department of Anthropology, in Cultural Anthropology.
Students should elect courses that will help prepare them for the particular portions of the general examinations they expect to take.
- First Language Examination—normally German—taken in early September, January, or early May
Ethno: begin work on M.A. Thesis during Spring semester
Theory: choose topic and advisor for M.A. Paper during Spring semester
Students not making satisfactory academic progress are warned that they may be asked to leave the program after receiving the M.A. Degree
At least 12 points (6+6, 9+3, or 3+9) of courses chosen in close consultation with the adviser. Courses will be chosen from graduate music courses and/or graduate courses in related fields.GR6000: Professional Strategies and Skills (this seminar does not count toward the credit totals for the MA, MPhil, DMA, or PhD).
HM: M.A. Essay (September 30)
Ethno: M.A. Thesis (final draft due ca. September 1, first day of classes)
Theory: M.A. Paper (December, last day of classes)
All M.A. requirements completed by December; M.A. awarded in February or May
- Second Language Examination (if not passed earlier), in a language appropriate to the proposed field of specialization in early September, January, or early May
- HM, Theory: General Examination Parts 1 & 2 (early May)
Upon completion of the M.A. requirements (or sooner), students will be informed whether or not they will be invited to continue in the M.Phil. program
At least 12 points (6+6, 3+9, 9+3) of courses chosen in close consultation with the adviser; courses will be chosen from graduate music courses and/or graduate courses in related fields.
For HM and Theory, one of these will normally be the Dissertation Seminar (3 points)
- General Examinations
- HM: Part 3, end of August
- Theory: Part 3, January
- Ethno: Parts 1 & 2, early May
- Third language examination, if dissertation research requires this third language.
All M.Phil. requirements completed by May 1
M.Phil. Degree awarded (May or October)
Students are encouraged to take additional courses beyond the M.A. and M.Phil. requirements.
Dissertation proposal submitted to area committee by midterm date of Fall semester
- General Examination
- Ethno: Part 3, September
- Proposal Defense (Fall); candidacy for the Ph.D.; work on dissertation
Students will be informed whether they may proceed to dissertation ("doctoral candidacy"), or must leave after the M.Phil. Degree.
Continuation of work on Ph.D. dissertation
Completion of Ph.D. dissertation
Ph.D. awarded (February or May)