All entering graduate students are required to take diagnostic examinations in music history and music theory prior to registering for their first semester of graduate work. The diagnostics are designed to determine the levels of competence which students have in these areas at the time they enter the graduate program. Any student who is found to be deficient in either of these areas must remove the deficiency by enrolling at the earliest opportunity in the appropriate undergraduate or special remedial course or courses and by passing these courses with a grade of "B" or better. Required remedial courses may not count towards degree requirements and may add to a student's overall course load.
Diagnostic exams for the fall 2012 semester will be held on August 21-23, 2012, as part of the new graduate student orientation. Attendance at this orientation is required for all new graduate students. Please review the diagnostic exams information flyer for information about dates, times, locations, formats, and procedures for these tests.