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Summary of DMA Degree Graduation Requirements

Section 7.16 of the Graduate School Handbook

7.16.1
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  1. satisfactory completion of the candidacy examination and submission of the approved Report on Candidacy Examination 
  2. presentation of recitals or compositions
  3. registration for at least three graduate credit hours during the semester or summer term when the candidacy and final oral examinations are taken and during the semester or summer term in which graduation is expected
  4. submission of the Application to Graduate no later than the third Friday of the semester (or third Friday of summer term) in which graduation is expected
  5. completion of a minimum of 80 graduate credit hours, at least 50 of which must be completed beyond the master’s degree
  6. completion of the following residency requirements after the master’s degree has been earned or after the first 30 hours of graduate credit have been completed:
  • minimum of 24 graduate credit hours must be completed at this university
  • minimum of two consecutive pre-candidacy semesters or one semester and a summer term with full time enrollment.
  • minimum of six graduate credit hours over a period of at least two semesters or one semester and a summer term after admission to candidacy
  1. graduate cumulative point-hour ratio of at least 3.0
  2. approval of DMA document draft by the DMA document committee members and submission of the Report on Final Examination form and the document draft to the Graduate School at least two weeks before the date of the final oral examination
  3. satisfactory completion of the final oral examination and submission of the Final Oral Examination Report form to the Graduate School by the published deadline for the semester or summer term of graduation
  4. electronic submission of the approved DMA document by the published deadline for the semester or summer term of graduation
  5. committee approval of the Report on Final Document form and completion of Survey of Earned Doctorates after electronic submission and acceptance of document by the published deadline for the semester or summer term of graduation
  6. completion of DMA degree requirements within five years after being admitted to candidacy
  7. receipt of final grades in the University Registrar’s Office by the published deadline
  8. completion of DMA degree requirements established by the Graduate Studies Committee in Music
  9. payment of the doctoral hood and microfilm processing fees by the published deadline for the semester or summer term of graduation