PhD in Composition

Program Requirements

  • Composition 9558 (a full-year course) and 4 half courses in composition and related subjects
  • 2 Directed Research Projects (DRP)
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense
  • Portfolio/Recital Requirement (concurrent with Dissertation Proposal Defense)
  • Dissertation and Oral Defense

Each PhD student will have a PhD Advisory Committee, which will be responsible for approving the student's course selection and comprehensive examination.

The dissertation proposal and dissertation itself will be written under the supervision of a dissertation supervisor and second reader.

For further details about PhD program requirements, please consult the Graduate Student Handbook.

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