Under the rules of the School of Graduate Studies, a student must complete the thesis no later than five years after registering for the first dissertation research (701) credits.
The Ph D in Historical Musicology is for students who wish to achieve a high level of knowledge in music history and the methodologies of musicology.
In the first two years students will be expected to take three seminars (or 9 credits) per semester, for a total of 36 hours.
Students admitted to the program will take diagnostic examinations prior to the start of classes in the first year of the program, Based on these examinations, students may be required to enroll in specific courses to address deficiencies; these course credits may be applied toward the requirement.
A minimum of 36 hours of course work, seminars and tutorials is required.
In addition, a minimum of three semesters of applied music lessons (MUAP 501, 502, etc.) is required for zero credit hours.
The Ph D program, which has grown dramatically over the past decade and attracted a world-class faculty, has a reputation for placing its graduates in major programs in musicology and related fields across the country.
The students in the Ph D program are active in the larger academic community, giving papers at national and international juried conferences, publishing articles in major refereed journals in all corners of the discipline, and winning highly competitive awards, including fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Musicological Society (AMS 50), and the Fulbright Program.
For these on-campus auditions, it is expected that the candidate will provide an accompanist where applicable, unless arrangements have been made in advance to provide one through the Case Music Department.
It is also possible to use the recording in lieu of the live audition, although a campus visit is strongly recommended as part of the audition process.