Master's Diagnostic Examination
Required for all master of music degree and master of science degree students prior to the first semester of graduate study. Master's students may not perform graduation recitals nor take final comprehensive master's examinations until all of the diagnostic examinations have been successfully completed. Examinations take place the week prior to the start of each semester.
Master's Qualifying Examination
Required for master's degree students majoring in Composition, Music History, Music Theory, and Music Therapy. Required upon the imminent completion of 30 semester hours of graduate study and with the approval of the major advisor. Music Therapy students should see Dr. Dileo for specific examination times. Music Studies students should contact James Short to schedule an exam at least one month prior to the desired date.
Master's Graduate Listening Examination
Also known as the "100 Listening Examination," this exam is for master's students majoring in Voice, Opera and Instrumental Performance. This is an exit exam, taken in your penultimate or final semester of master's study. This examination is offered at various times each semester. Contact James Short to schedule this exam.
Doctoral Entrance Examination
Required for all entering DMA or PhD students prior to or during the first semester of matriculation. All entrance exams must be passed or appropriate remedial coursework be in progress to register beyond the second semester of doctoral coursework. Examinations take place the week prior to the start of each semester. Students majoring in Music Therapy should contact Dr. Darlene Brooks for the list of Music Therapy Entrance Examination dates.
Doctoral Preliminary Examination
Required for all DMA and PhD candidates. All "Incompletes" must be resolved before you will be permitted to take these exams. Please email James Short at least one month prior to the desired exam date so your exams can be prepared by the faculty. Students majoring in Music Therapy should contact Dr. Darlene Brooks for the list of Music Therapy Entrance Preliminary Examination dates.