Timetable of Study

FIRST YEAR

Courses:

  1. Two proseminars: that of your own area, plus one other, 6 points total
    • Proseminar in Ethnomusicology
    • Proseminar in Historical Musicology
    • Proseminar in Music Theory
  2. Any graduate course in analysis (HM and Theory); Field Methods I (Ethno), 3 points
  3. 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.

Examinations:

Submissions:

Ethno: begin work on M.A. Thesis during Spring semester
Theory: choose topic and advisor for M.A. Paper during Spring semester

Reviews:

January, May

Students not making satisfactory academic progress are warned that they may be asked to leave the program after receiving the M.A. Degree

SECOND YEAR

Courses:

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).

Submissions:

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)

Degree award:

All M.A. requirements completed by December; M.A. awarded in February or May

Examinations:

  • 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)

Reviews:

January, 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

THIRD YEAR

Courses:

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)

Examinations:

  • 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.

Degree award:

All M.Phil. requirements completed by May 1
M.Phil. Degree awarded (May or October)

Reviews:

January, May

FOURTH YEAR

Courses:

Students are encouraged to take additional courses beyond the M.A. and M.Phil. requirements.

Submissions:

Dissertation proposal submitted to area committee by midterm date of Fall semester

Examinations:

  • General Examination
    • Ethno: Part 3, September
  • Proposal Defense (Fall); candidacy for the Ph.D.; work on dissertation

Reviews:

January, May

Students will be informed whether they may proceed to dissertation ("doctoral candidacy"), or must leave after the M.Phil. Degree.

FIFTH YEAR

Continuation of work on Ph.D. dissertation

SIXTH YEAR

Completion of Ph.D. dissertation
Doctoral Defense
Ph.D. awarded (February or May)