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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 Associate Director for Graduate Studies.

For information regarding content and preparation for these exams, please click here: (add link to this page: 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 and RSL Computer Lab (147). 

April 13, 2019
August 21, 2019
November 9, 2019 
April 11, 2020


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. 



Dr. Julia Bullard, Associate Director for Graduate Studies
115c Russell Hall
(319) 273-4723
Main Music Office
115 Russell Hall
(319) 273-2024