Program Milestones

Milestones, year 1

Non-Thesis Option

  • Meet with your supervisor
  • Additional required courses
  • Reading courses
  • 1-2 seminars in Fall, 2 seminars in Winter

Thesis Option

  • Meet with your supervisor
  • Additional required courses
  • Master's thesis research 
  • 1-2 seminars in Fall, 2 seminars in Winter
  • Prepare thesis proposal (Summer)

 


Milestones, year 2

Non-Thesis Option

  • Research papers
  • Remaining seminars
  • Apply in February to graduate in Spring (see graduation webpage)

Thesis Option

  • Master's thesis research 
  • Remaining seminars
  • Submit thesis in August for Fall graduation

 


 

Milestones, year 3 time limit!Progress Reports and Degree Audit Forms

To avoid running out of time, fill out your mandatory progress report at least once a year with your supervisor. If not already done, submit research papers and thesis in December Year 3 for Winter graduation.

Progress Report guidelines

Research progress tracking form

M.A. Music Theory (non-thesis)

M.A. Music Theory (thesis)