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Doctoral Degrees Introduction
Section 7.0 of the Graduate School Handbook
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) degree programs give students the opportunity to achieve a high level of scholarly competence and to develop the capacity to contribute to the knowledge, innovation and creativity of their field. The PhD and DMA degree programs consist of a coherent pattern of courses and other educational experiences to generate new knowledge, a candidacy examination, a dissertation (PhD) or document (DMA), and a final oral examination.