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    The Graduate

    Handbook The Fred Fox School of Music

    of the University of Arizona

    2019-2020 Edition

    Rev. 11/18/19. This handbook is intended to supplement The University of Arizona Graduate College Catalog

    found at https://grad.arizona.edu/catalog/

    https://grad.arizona.edu/catalog/

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    Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................................... 3 ADMISSIONS ........................................................................................................................................................... 3

    General Requirements and Procedures .................................................................................................................................3 Deadlines...............................................................................................................................................................................3 Transcripts.............................................................................................................................................................................4 English Fluency Requirements for International Students ....................................................................................................4 Readmission to the University ..............................................................................................................................................4

    FINANCIAL AID ...................................................................................................................................................... 4 Graduate College Fellowships (GCF) and Graduate Tuition Waivers (RC Waivers) ...........................................................5 Cash Scholarships .................................................................................................................................................................5 Loans .....................................................................................................................................................................................6

    SELECTED UA AND GRADUATE COLLEGE POLICIES .................................................................................. 6 Student Code of Conduct ......................................................................................................................................................6 Academic Integrity ................................................................................................................................................................6 Time Limits ...........................................................................................................................................................................6 Continuous Enrollment .........................................................................................................................................................6 Enrollment Guidelines for Doctoral Course Units; Doctoral Candidacy; Full-Time Status & Advanced Status .................7

    MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS ........................................................................................................................ 9 Master’s Degree Course and Program Requirements ...........................................................................................................9 The Journey to the Master of Music Degree ....................................................................................................................... 16 Ensemble Policy .................................................................................................................................................................. 16 Satisfactory Academic Progress .......................................................................................................................................... 16 Master of Music Suggested Timeline.................................................................................................................................. 16 Diagnostic Examinations .................................................................................................................................................... 17 Academic Advising ............................................................................................................................................................. 17 The FFSoM Graduate Committee ....................................................................................................................................... 17 Your Advisory Committee .................................................................................................................................................. 17 Master of Music Study Plan ................................................................................................................................................ 18 Master’s Recitals ................................................................................................................................................................. 18 Master’s Theses, Master’s Projects, and Master’s Compositions ....................................................................................... 19 Formal Proposals for Theses ............................................................................................................................................... 20 Guidelines for Proposals for Master’s Theses in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory................................ 20 Music Education Template for Thesis Proposals Submitted to the Graduate Committee ................................................... 21 Master’s Oral Examination ................................................................................................................................................. 24 Master's Thesis Approval .................................................................................................................................................... 24 Leave of Absence Policy ..................................................................................................................................................... 24 Grade Appeal ...................................................................................................................................................................... 24

    DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS .................................................................................................................... 25 Core Academic Courses for DMA Degrees ........................................................................................................................ 25 Ensemble Policy for DMA Degrees .................................................................................................................................... 25 Doctor of Musical Arts Course and Program Requirements ............................................................................................... 26 Doctor of Philosophy Course and Program Requirements .................................................................................................. 29 The Journey to the Doctoral Degree ................................................................................................................................... 30 Satisfactory Academic Progress .......................................................................................................................................... 30 Doctor of Musical Arts suggested timeline (assuming acceptable MM) ............................................................................ 30 Ph.D. suggested timeline (assuming acceptable MM) ........................................................................................................ 31 Diagnostic and Qualifying Examinations ........................................................................................................................... 31 Academic Advising ............................................................................................................................................................. 32 The FFSoM Graduate Committee ....................................................................................................................................... 32 Your Advisory Committee .................................................................................................................................................. 32 Doctoral Minor: A Secondary Concentration .................................................................................................................... 33 Doctoral Study Plan ............................................................................................................................................................ 37 Doctoral Recitals: Repertory and Scheduling ..................................................................................................................... 37 The Doctoral Qualifying Recital ......................................................................................................................................... 39 The Doctoral Ensemble Recital .......................................................................................................................................... 39 The Doctoral Lecture Recital .............................................................................................................................................. 39 The Doctoral Solo Recital ......................................................................