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Graduate Student Information


Graduate Student Orientation

For information on Graduate Student Orientation, click here.

Diagnostic Exam Registration

New students must take diagnostic examinations in music theory and music history. To register for the exam, click here.

Please note: Registration will close and the link to register will be removed 3 weeks in advance of exams. Please make a special note of this and register early. Late registration will be granted only under extenuating circumstances, at the discretion of the the graduate exam committee and/or the graduate coordinator.

For information regarding content and preparation for these exams, please click here: http://www.uni.edu/music/degree-programs-applied-studios/graduate/graduate-handbook/diagnostic-examinations


Comprehensive Examinations: 

To register for on campus exams, click here

To register for off campus exams, click here for Music Theory , click here for Music Education, and click here for Music History

Schedule of Upcoming Exams:

All exams are held in RSL 116 or 121, and RSL Computer Lab (147). August 12, 2020 exams will be held online/virtually. 

August 12, 2020
November 7, 2020
April 10, 2021
August 18, 2021


Written General Comprehensive exams, based on the core classes, and Music Education Specialty exams should be completed four (4) weeks prior to the end of the semester in which the student wishes to graduate. Students on the MM Vocal or Instrumental Performance or Jazz Pedagogy degree programs should contact their committee chairperson for information concerning Specialty Area Comprehensive Exams. Specialty Exams must be completed one (1) week prior to the end of the semester the student wishes to graduate. 

The exams during the fall and spring semesters generally follow this schedule:

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Analytical Techniques I
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Analytical Techniques II
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.BREAK
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.Music History


Please note that summer exams follow a different timetable; please see the graduate orientation schedule
Music Theory and Music History comps are offered during the graduate diagnostic examination times for those subjects. 

Students whose primary language is not English may have 30 minutes of extra time for each exam, but must request this time one week in advance. Students may bring a hardback or paperback dictionary. No electronic dictionaries or translation devices allowed. 

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for the comprehensive exams in Music History and Music Theory (Analytical Techniques I and II) at least 3 weeks prior to the examination date. You must arrange your specialization area comprehensives directly with your graduate committee.

For more information and study guides, click here: http://www.uni.edu/music/degree-programs-applied-studios/graduate/graduate-handbook/final-comprehensive-examinations

Graduate Student Handbook

Click here to view the Graduate Student Handbook. 



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