Thesis & Original Composition
Students accepted into Option I are required to write a thesis or an original composition. The subject of the thesis, or the nature of the original composition, is determined by the student and faculty advisor. Students planning to write a thesis should take Music 881 (Music Bibliography) as early as possible. Thesis requirements in style, form, due dates, and deposition are available in the Guidelines for Preparing a Thesis/Dissertation found on the Graduate Studies website at:
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO BE FAMILIAR WITH ALL THE REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF THE THESIS.
The Final Examination Report Form (an application for oral examination) must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies at least four weeks prior to the date of the oral examination (three weeks in the summer). The Masters thesis and abstract in preliminary form must be approved by the advisor prior to applying for the final oral examination or its waiver. A copy of the thesis and abstract in preliminary form must be emailed to the masters degree specialist in the Office of Graduate Studies for approval at least two weeks (one week in the summer) prior to the final oral examination.