Note: The points listed for represents the minimum points for the degree. Additional points may be required as the result of Placement and Candidacy Exams.
All students are required to complete 6 credits (two courses) of coursework in foundations during their first 24 credits of doctoral study. Graduate courses qualify for the foundations requirement when they are upper division courses (NYU Steinhardt 2000-level courses or their equivalent in other schools) and designed to broaden students' access to knowledge outside of the areas of specialization. To this end, courses are considered foundational when they: (1) provide broad basic content, not limited to a single profession, and are outside the student's specialization, and do not require prerequisites; (2) are based on current scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences and/or social sciences; and (3) have wide applicability to common issues of the student's specialization and profession.
|Specialized Research Methodology||3 points|
|Cognates (course related to but not in specialization)
A cognate is defined as a course outside of the student's specialization or a course that combines music with another academic discipline.
|Departmental Content Seminar (Chamber Music)||3 points|
|Dissertation Proposal Seminar||3 points|
|Advised Research Courses
Research courses by advisement should be related to the student's proposed topic or area of research interest. These courses should be carefully selected to ensure that the student has the appropriate skills and expertise to conduct research and analysis necessary to write the dissertation.
|Two Recitals (Seminar in Music)||4 points|
|Applied Study (private lessons)||6-12 points|
|Guided Electives||3 points|
|Minimum Points||49-55 points|
Courses and plan of study should be discussed with the students' adviser.