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    College of Music - Graduate Handbook

    2018-2019 TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Calendars of Important Dates ....................................................................... 3-6

    I. PROGRAM OVERVIEW a. Maximum and Minimum Number of Credits / Full-time Status .......................................... 7 b. Academic Standards ............................................................................................................. 8 c. Progress Reports ................................................................................................................... 9 d. Master of Music and Master of Arts Degrees........................................................................ 9

    i. Admission / Requirements / Time Limits ................................................................ 9 ii. Transfer/Lifelong Education Credits / 2nd and Dual Master’s ................................. 10

    iii. Ensemble Requirements .......................................................................................... 10 e. Doctor of Musical Arts and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees ................................................. 11

    i. Time Limits ............................................................................................................. 11 ii. Lifelong Education Credits / 2nd and Dual Master’s Degrees .................................. 11

    iii. Dual Master’s or Doctoral Degree ........................................................................... 12 II. PROGRAM COMPONENTS / PLAN OPTIONS

    a. Master of Music and Master of Arts Degrees........................................................................ 13 i. Master’s Orientation Examinations ......................................................................... 13

    ii. Applied Lessons, Required Recitals & MUS 896 ................................................... 14 iii. Oral Final Certifying Examination .......................................................................... 14

    b. Doctor of Musical Arts and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees .................................................. 15 i. Doctoral Orientation Examinations ......................................................................... 15

    ii. Applied Lessons, Required Recitals & MUS 996 ................................................... 16 iii. Guidance Committees and Reports / GradPlan for PhDs ........................................ 16 iv. Course Requirements ................................................................................................ 18 v. Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations .................................................................. 18

    vi. Dissertation / Document / Lecture-Recital Proposal ............................................... 20 vii. Final Oral Examination ............................................................................................ 21

    viii. Additional Notes About Lecture-Recitals and the Document ................................. 22 ix. IRB – Institutional Research Board .......................................................................... 22

    III. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS a. Collaborative Piano .............................................................................................................. 24

    i. MM and DMA ......................................................................................................... 24 b. Jazz Studies .......................................................................................................................... 27 c. Music Composition .............................................................................................................. 29

    i. MM and DMA .......................................................................................................... 29 d. Music Conducting – Wind, Choral, and Orchestral .............................................................. 31

    i. MM and DMA ......................................................................................................... 31 e. Music Education ................................................................................................................... 38

    i. MM and PhD ............................................................................................................. 38 f. MM Performance .................................................................................................................. 40

    i. Piano ........................................................................................................................ 42 ii. Brass ......................................................................................................................... 42

    iii. Strings and Woodwinds ........................................................................................... 43 iv. Percussion and Instrumental Specialists – Brass, Strings, Woodwinds ................... 44

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    v. Vocal ........................................................................................................................ 46 g. DMA Performance ............................................................................................................... 47 h. Music Theory ........................................................................................................................ 50 i. Musicology ........................................................................................................................... 58 j. Piano Pedagogy .................................................................................................................... 59 k. Certificates

    i. Performance Diploma ............................................................................................... 61 ii. Graduate Certificate in Music Theory ...................................................................... 62

    iii. Graduate Certificate in College Teaching ................................................................ 63 IV. COMPLETING YOUR DEGREE .................................................................................................... 63 V. ADVISING MATERIALS

    a. Theory Area Graduate Course Offerings ............................................................................. 65 b. Musicology Area Graduate Course Offerings ...................................................................... 66 c. Electives and Independent Study .......................................................................................... 66 d. MUS 830 Waiver and DF + I Grades ................................................................................... 67 e. Running Start / Entrepreneurship ......................................................................................... 68 f. Timelines for DMA Students ............................................................................................... 69

    VI. FUNDING OPTIONS ....................................................................................................................... 76 VII. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ..................................................................................................... 79

    VIII. STUDENT CONDUCT & CONFLICT RESOLUTION ................................................................. 84 a. Integrity of Scholarship and Grades ..................................................................................... 84 b. Academic Dishonesty ............................................................................................................ 84 c. MSU Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) ........................... 85 d. University Policies and Social Media ................................................................................... 86 e. Office of the Ombudsman .................................................................................................... 87 f. Confidentiality of Student Records ...................................................................................... 87

    IX. COLLEGE OF MUSIC POLICIES .................................................................................................. 88 a. Academic Performance / Standards / Time Limits / Retroactive Changes ........................... 88 b. University Attendance Policy / Grief Absence Policy / Final Exam Policy ........................ 89 c. Grievance in the College of Music ....................................................................................... 90 d. Policy on Studio Teaching Assignments .............................................................................. 90 e. Studio Protocol Regarding Physical Contact ....................................................................... 91 f. Evaluation of Faculty ............................................................................................................ 92 g. Integrity & Safety in Research & Creative Activities .......................................................... 92 h. RCR https://grad.msu.edu/rcr ............................................................................................... 92

    X. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS ................................................................................................... 96 a. Responsibilities and Expectations ......................................................................................... 96 b. Enrollment / Credits / Grade Point ....................................................................................... 97 c. Mandatory Training ............