Requirements and Courses

The Ph.D. requires a minimum of three years of full-time resident study (six full-time terms) beyond a bachelor's degree. A candidate who holds a master's degree in the area of specialization may, on the recommendation of the Department, be permitted to count the work done for the master's degree as the first year of resident study.

Thesis

All courses and the comprehensive examinations must be successfully completed before the thesis proposal is submitted.

Required Courses

MUGS 701 Comprehensive Examinations
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MUGS 705 Colloquium
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Attendance for four terms of the Doctoral Colloquium, and at least one presentation of the student's thesis research is required.

Complementary Courses (0-30 credits)

Students entering in Ph.D. 1

15 credits of seminars at the 600 level or higher, approved by the Department.0-15 credits of additional seminars at the 600 or higher, will be assigned by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Music in consultation with the area coordinator, or the admissions committee for students in Interdisciplinary Studies, at the time of admissions.

Students entering in Ph.D. 2

0-15 credits of seminars at the 600 level or higher will be assigned by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Music in consultation with the area coordinator, or the admissions committee for students in Interdisciplinary Studies, at the time of the admissions. The selection must be approved by the Schulich School of Music. 

Sound Recording students only:

MUSR 690 Special Field Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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