Program Milestones

Meet with your supervisor regularly and complete progress reports each year.

 


phD 1Fall & Winter

Students in PhD 1 have been accepted into the program without a Master's Degree, or with a Master's Degree in an unrelated field, and complete a series of additional preparatory courses during this year.

 


PhD 2

Fall

  • Pre-requisite courses
  • Composition tutorial 
  • 1-2 seminars
  • Colloquium attendance

Winter

  • Pre-requisite courses
  • Composition tutorial
  • 1-2 seminars
  • Colloquium attendance

 


PhD 3

Fall & Winter

  • Pre-requisite courses
  • Composition tutorial each semester 
  • 1-2 seminars each semester
  • Colloquium attendance

By end of PhD 3

  • Language examination 
  • Draft comprehensive topics & draft special research area

 


PhD 4

Fall

  • Comprehensives

Winter

  • Thesis proposal

 


PhD 5

Fall

  • Thesis research

Winter

  • Thesis research
  • Colloquium presentation
  • Concert performance

 


PhD 6

Fall

  • Thesis research
  • December submission for Spring graduation

By end of PhD 6

  • April thesis submission for Fall graduation

 


Time Limit!

Progress Reports and Degree Audit Forms

To avoid running out of time, fill out your progress report at least once a year with your supervisor.

Progress Report guidelines

Research progress tracking form

PDF icon Ph.D. Composition degree audit form