CCS 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
MUSI 7511 (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Supervised Research (3 credits, MUSI 8910)
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Supervised Research (3 credits, MUSI 8920)
Milestones:
First Year Portfolio (due by end of the first week in June); first-year paper and self-evaluation (due by end of the first week of the next fall semester)

Year 2

Fall Spring
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Supervised Research (3 credits, MUSI 9910)
Seminar (3 credit)
Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar (3 credits)
Supervised Research (3 credits, MUSI 9920)
Milestones:
Foreign Language Exams 1 (Proficiency) & 2 (Mastery) *
Appointment of Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Committee

*Recommended deadline. Both foreign language exams must be completed by the end of Year 3, Fall.

Year 3

Fall Spring
Seminar (3 credits) OR Research (3 credits, MUSI 9930)
Non-Topical Research (9 credits, MUSI 9998)
   **divided into three courses, each 3 credits, one per faculty advisor
Seminar (3 credits) OR Research (3 credits, MUSI 9940)
Non-Topical Research (9 credits, MUSI 9999)
   **divided into three courses, each 3 credits, one per faculty advisor
Milestones:
Completion of Ph.D. Qualifying Exams

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
Milestones: (all due in Fall of Year 4)
Draft of dissertation prospectus
Oral presentation of prospectus
Submission of prospectus to Graduate Committee
Application for dissertation and/or study abroad fellowships (deadlines vary)
Admission to Ph.D. candidacy

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