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  • Procedures & Policies for Music Graduate Students

    School of Music and Dance

    Eugene, Oregon Revised September 2012

  • SOMD Procedures & Policies 2012-13

    UO School of Music and Dance Music Graduate Office MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building Phone: (541) 346-5664 Fax: (541) 346-0723 E-mail: gradmus@uoregon.edu Web: music.uoregon.edu Dr. Ann Tedards, Associate Dean and Director of

    Graduate Studies Jessica Simoes, Graduate Secretary

  • SOMD Procedures & Policies 2012-13

    Section A Page i

    Table of Contents

    A. General Procedures and Policies for all Graduate Degrees ................................................ 1 A1. Sources of Information and Email Communication Policy ......................................................... 1 A2. SOMD Graduate Entrance Examinations ..................................................................................... 1 A3. Grading Policies ............................................................................................................................ 2 A4. Academic Advisers ....................................................................................................................... 2 A5. Faculty Committees ...................................................................................................................... 2 A6. Petitions ......................................................................................................................................... 3 A7. Progress Toward Degree and Retention in Program .................................................................... 3 A8. Individualized Study .................................................................................................................... 4 A9. Performance Studies ..................................................................................................................... 4 End-of-Term Juries ........................................................................................................ 4 A10. Recital Procedures ...................................................................................................................... 4 A11. Preliminary Procedures for Theses, Projects, Dissertations, and Lecture-Documents ............ 7 A12. Approval for Use of Human Subjects in Research .................................................................... 8 A13. SOMD Procedures for Complaints and Grievances ................................................................... 8 A14. Degree Work and Summer Sessions ........................................................................................... 8 A15. Continuous Enrollment and On-Leave Status ........................................................................... 8 A16. Completion of Degrees ................................................................................................................ 9 A17. Use of Facilities ........................................................................................................................... 9

    B. Procedures and Policies Specific to Masters Degrees ...................................................... 10 B1. Residence Requirement ............................................................................................................... 10 B2. Time Limit ................................................................................................................................... 10 B3. Conditional/ Full Admission ...................................................................................................... 10 B4. Masters Degree Checklists .......................................................................................................... 10 B5. Course Waivers & Transfer of Credit .......................................................................................... 10 B6. Ensemble Requirements .............................................................................................................. 11 B7. Language Requirement for Master of Arts Degrees .................................................................... 11 B8. Changes in Degree Emphasis ...................................................................................................... 12 B9. Concurrent Masters Degrees ...................................................................................................... 12 B10. Theses, Projects, Performances, & Performance Degree Recitals ............................................ 12 Recitals ........................................................................................................................ 12

    Theses and Projects ..................................................................................................... 12 Completion .................................................................................................................. 13

    B11. Final Oral Examinations for All Masters Degrees ................................................................... 13 Final Oral Examinations for Performance Degrees .................................................... 13

    Final Oral Examinations for Degrees in Areas Other Than Performance ................. 13 B12. Procedures for Graduation ........................................................................................................ 14 Timeline for Completing Master's Degree ................................................................. 16

  • SOMD Procedures & Policies 2012-13

    Section A Page ii

    C. Procedures and Policies Specific to Doctoral Degrees ...................................................... 17 C1. Procedural Timeline for Doctoral Degrees (DMA, PhD) ............................................................ 17 C2. Doctoral Admission Without the Masters Degree ..................................................................... 17 C3. Primary and Supporting Areas of Study .................................................................................... 17 C4. Transfer Credits for the Doctoral Program ................................................................................. 17 C5. Conditional, Formal, & Full Status ............................................................................................. 17 Conditional and Full Admission ............................................................................... 17

    Formal Admission ...................................................................................................... 18 C6. Time Limit ................................................................................................................................... 18 C7. Course Waivers ............................................................................................................................ 18 C8. Year of Residency ........................................................................................................................ 19 C9. Changes in Primary or Supporting Area .................................................................................... 19 C10. Foreign Language Requirement ................................................................................................ 19 C11. Ensemble Requirement ............................................................................................................. 21 C12. Degree Recitals & Conducted Performances ............................................................................ 21 C13. Doctoral Committees ................................................................................................................. 22 C14. Comprehensive Examinations .................................................................................................. 22 Core Comprehensive Examination ............................................................................. 22

    Area Comprehensive Examination ............................................................................ 23 C15. The Dissertation ........................................................................................................................ 25 Approval of the Formal Dissertation Proposal .......................................................... 26

    Advancement to Candidacy ....................................................................................... 27 Formal Approval of the Dissertation Committee ...................................................... 27 Revised Committees ................................................................................................... 27 Dissertation Credits .................................................................................................... 27 Completing the Dissertation ....................................................................................... 27

    Oral Defense of the Dissertation ................................................................................. 28 Overview of Dissertation Schedule ............................................................................ 30

    C16. The Lecture-Document (Program Option for DMA Students in Performance) ................................... 31 Nature of the Lecture .................................................................................................. 31

    Nature of the Document ............................................................................................. 31 Lecture-Document Committee ................................................................................... 32 The Proposal ............................................................................................................... 32 Advancement to Candidacy ..............................................................

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