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Summary of DMA Degree Graduation Requirements

Section 7.16 of the Graduate School Handbook

  1. satisfactory completion of the candidacy examination and submission of the approved Report on Candidacy Examination presentation of recitals or compositions
  2. registration for at least three graduate credit hours during the autumn or spring semester or summer term when the candidacy and final oral examinations are taken and during the autumn or spring semester or summer term in which graduation is expected
  3. submission of the Application to Graduate form on GRADFORMS no later than the third Friday of the semester (or third Friday of summer term) in which graduation is expected
  4. completion of a minimum of 80 graduate credit hours, at least 50 of which must be completed beyond the master’s degree. For a master’s degree earned at another institution to count toward the 80 hours, it must be officially transferred. Of the 50 post-master’s hours, at least 24 graduate hours must be taken at this university.
  5. Grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the current graduate program
  6. 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
  7. 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 autumn or spring semester or summer term of graduation deadline for the autumn or spring semester or summer term of graduation
  8. committee approval of the Report on Final Document and completion of Survey of Earned Doctorates after electronic submission and acceptance of document by the published deadline for the autumn or spring semester or summer term of graduation
  9. completion of DMA degree requirements within five years after being admitted to candidacy
  10. receipt of final grades in the University Registrar’s Office by the published deadline
  11. completion of DMA degree requirements established by the Graduate Studies Committee in Music
  12. payment of microfilm processing fees by the published deadline for the autumn or spring semester or summer term of graduation