CCT Chronology/Requirements

The following summarizes the program requirements as they would occur in a typical course of study. Students and their Mentors/Advisors should consult this outline each semester to ensure all requirements are being met.

Year 1

Fall Spring
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Composition (3 credits, MUSI 7581)
Supervised Research (3 credits, MUSI 8910)
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Composition (3 credits, MUSI 7581)
Supervised Research (3 credits, MUSI 8920)
Milestones:
First Year Project (due to committee and DGS by April 15; revision, if required, by September 15)

Year 2

Fall Spring
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Composition (3 credits, MUSI 8810)
Supervised Research (3 credits, MUSI 9910)
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Composition (3 credits, MUSI 8820)
Supervised Research (3 credits, MUSI 9920)
Milestones:
Foreign/Computer Language Exam 1 (Proficiency) *
Appointment of Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Committee
Second-Year Project (due to committee and DGS by April 15; revision, if required, by September 15)

*Recommended deadline. Language exam must be completed by the end of Year 3, Fall.
Computer languages must receive approval of advisor before exam is taken and credit is received.

Year 3

Fall Spring
Composition (3 credits, MUSI 8810)
Non-Topical Research (9 credits, MUSI 9998)
**divided into three courses, each 3 credits, one per faculty advisor
Composition (3 credits, MUSI 8820)
Non-Topical Research (9 credits, MUSI 9999)
**divided into three courses, each 3 credits, one per faculty advisor
Milestones:
Draft of dissertation prospectus (due to advisor by March 15, to composition faculty by April 1)
Completion of Ph.D. Qualifying Exams by April 1
Submission of prospectus to Graduate Committee (due to DGS by the end of the Spring semester)
Admission to Ph.D. candidacy (Spring semester)
Select Ph.D. committee, committee chair

Year 4

Fall Spring
Non-Topical Research (12 credits, MUSI 9998)
   **divided into three courses, each 4 credits, one per faculty advisor
Non-Topical Research (12 credits, MUSI 9999)
   **divided into three courses, each 4 credits, one per faculty advisor

until, ordinarily no later than Year 6…

Dissertation Procedure

File for Ph.D. Degree 10/1 for a December degree, 2/1 for a May degree, 7/1 for an August degree
File title page of Dissertation 11/1 for a December degree, 4/1 for a May Degree, 7/1 for an August degree
Submission of Dissertation for Defense Due to Ph.D. committee at least 30 days before the defense
Dissertation Defense Should take place at least two weeks before deadline for Submission of Dissertation to the Graduate Enrolled Office
Submission of two copies of complete Dissertation to the Graduate Enrolled Student Office 12/1 for a December degree, 5/1 for a May degree, 8/1 for an August degree

Visit the GSAS Dissertation Submission website for more details and appropriate forms

 

Address

McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu