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Guide to Graduate Studies

The following information will assist you, the graduate student, in meeting University and School of Music requirements for the various curricula leading to Master's degrees. For more information, see the Graduate Catalog.

Remember that you, the graduate student, are responsible for knowledge of and meeting all deadlines, as well as completing the appropriate curricula. You, not your advisor, bear the ultimate responsibility for selecting courses, meeting course prerequisites, and adhering to university policies and procedures.

Because deadline dates change from semester to semester, you should also consult the Graduate School website.

Administration of the Graduate Program

Administration of the University's overall graduate program is the responsibility of the Dean of the Graduate School. Each college administers its own graduate program within the framework of policies and regulations established by the University's Graduate Council.

Graduate policies in the School of Music, a school within the College of Arts and Sciences, are proposed by the music faculty through its Graduate Committee, the Associate Director for Graduate Studies in Music, and the Director of the School of Music. The Graduate Committee is responsible for the initiation, implementation, supervision, and regulation of all aspects of the graduate programs in music, including recommendations for the continuation or dismissal of a student as a degree candidate.

Any deviation from requirements and procedures of the School of Music as stated in this Guide or in the Graduate Catalog must have prior approval of the Graduate Committee. The Graduate Committee reserves the right to change or revise its policies periodically, subject to approval by the University Graduate Council.

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