Minimum Grades Required For Doctoral Programs
Students in a doctoral degree program must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to graduate.
Music History and Music Theory review courses (if necessary)
- MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature: minimum grade C
- MUS-T 508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students: minimum grade C, or B for High Pass degrees
- MUS-T 509 Sight-Singing Review for Graduate Students: minimum grade C
- MUS-T 511 Aural Music Theory Review for Graduate Students: minimum grade C, or B for High Pass degrees, or C for musicology majors and wind conducting majors
"High Pass" degrees include choral conducting, composition, music theory, and orchestral conducting.
Each course in the major field must have a grade of B or higher to fulfill degree requirements.
Minors and Other Required Credits
Each course in a minor field or the general elective option (under Other Required Credits) must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements. In addition, courses counting toward a minor field or the Other Required Credits requirement must have an average of B or higher. For purposes of computing the required B average, only those courses accepted in fulfillment of the degree will be counted. Departments offering minors may require higher grades for their minor fields. Courses graded on an S/F basis may not be used toward a minor field or other required credits.
Each course must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements. (some departments require a higher grade). MUS-T 545 must have a grade of B or higher in order to fulfill the styles requirement.
Each grammar, diction, or reading course must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements. For Ph.D. students, the grade must be B or higher.