PhD in Music Theory


Program Requirements

  • 6 half courses in music theory and related subjects
  • 2 Directed Research Projects (DRP)
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Language Requirement (proficiency in two languages other than English, normally French and German)
  • 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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