Advancement to Candidacy

A student may advance to candidacy after completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of three of the four public recitals;
  • Completion of the two graduate seminars or proseminars required for the generation of doctoral essays and completion of two MUS 695 courses with a grade of B or better to work on revisions for each essay;
  • Completion of requirements C through I of the Music section of the Graduate Bulletin.
  • Students on academic probation cannot be advanced to candidacy.
  • Students must be classified as a G4 at the time of request.
  • Advancement to candidacy is granted by the Dean of the Graduate School upon recommendation of the Graduate Program Director.
  • DMA students may advance to candidacy one semester prior to graduation.