PhD in Music Theory

Adam RoyAdam Roy, PhD (2021)


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Program Requirements

  • 6 half courses in music theory and related subjects
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Language Requirement (proficiency in two languages other than English, normally French and German)
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • 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.

Timeline for Progression

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Term
1
Term
2
Term
3
Term
4
Term
5
Term
6
Term
7
Term
8
Term
9
Term
10
Term
11
Term
12
4 half courses
(or equivalent)
2 half courses
(or equivalent)
Comps Dissertation Proposal Defence Dissertation Research and Writing
Dissertation Proposal Development
(new milestone)

Notes:

  • Course requirements must be completed in years 1 and 2, by the end of Term 5. Conceptualizing and developing a dissertation proposal begins in Term 3. A draft dissertation proposal should be completed in Term 7 with the approval of the dissertation supervisor and second reader. The Dissertation Proposal Defense should take place as early as possible in Year 3.
  • The chart does not show the completion of language requirements, where applicable.
  • This chart does not include the application for ethics approval (where applicable). The student and supervisor must plan accordingly.

 

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