Organ, D.M.A.View Checksheet
Minimum Total Hours: 90
Program Code: D724
Tools of Research
The following are required for the D.M.A., but as research tools, they are not included in the 90 total hours applied to the degree.
- MUS 5112 Bibliography and Research in Music, or equivalent
- Foreign language study, if essential for research for document
|Master's degree or equivalent||32|
|ORGN 6020||Doctoral Organ for Performance Majors (No more than 16 hours may be applied to the degree)||16|
|Musicology/Music Literature 1||6|
|MUTE 5423||History and Fundamentals of Pipe Organ Construction and Design (Required if not take during the master's degree)||0-3|
|Music Theory (excluding MUTH 5812, MUTH 5822, and Music Technology courses)||8|
|Enroll in three semester, as advised, of the following courses:||6|
|Graduate Recital-Doctor Of Musical Arts Degree|
|Graduate Lecture/Chamber Recital--Doctor Of Musical Arts Degree|
|Area of Concentration||13-16|
|Choose an area of concentration from the following:|
|Church Music Concentration|
|MUS 6880||Doctor of Musical arts Project (No more than the required 6 hours may be applied to the degree)||6|
|Total Credit Hours||90|
No coursework taken to remediate deficiencies in Musicology determined by the student’s score on the Preliminary Exam may be used to fulfill this requirement. It may, however, be used as elective credit, providing it is at the 5000 or 6000 level.
- The DMA program requires satisfactory completion of ninety (90) credit hours of approved coursework beyond the Bachelor’s degree. In most instances, the first thirty-two (32) of these hours come from the Master’s degree.
- All DMA programs, except Composition, require three major public performances (recitals, lecture/recitals, workshops, etc. as required by the specific program) and defense of a written document.
- The DMA Composition requires 2 major public performances and a written document.
- Each student is required to be “in residence” (i.e.: enrolled as a full-time student) for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters (i.e.: Fall and Spring or Spring and Fall).
- Each student is expected to complete all required coursework and at least one major public performance (or more, depending upon the degree program) within four (4) years of taking any coursework beyond the thirty-two (32) hours of the Master’s degree. At that time, the student must pass the General Examination.
- Assuming satisfactory completion of the General Examination within the allowed timeframe, the student will have five (5) years from that semester to complete the degree, including any remaining major public performances and successfully proposing, completing, defending, and depositing two (2) copies of the written document in the library and submitting an electronic copy of the document to the Graduate College.
|Standard/Performance Area of Concentration|
|MULI 5453||Organ Literature I: Renaissance and Baroque (Required if not taken during the master's degree)||0-3|
|MULI 5463||Organ Literature II: 1750-1900 (Required if not taken during the master's degree)||0-3|
|MULI 5473||Organ Literature III: 1900-Present (Required if not taken during the master's degree)||0-3|
|Electives - may be chosen from any area as long as the course is at the 5000 level or above, with approval of program advisor and graduate liaison||4-16|
|Church Music Concentration|
|Choose two courses from the following (required if not taken during the master's degree):||0-6|
|Organ Literature I: Renaissance and Baroque|
|Organ Literature II: 1750-1900|
|Organ Literature III: 1900-Present|
|MULI 5483||Hymnody (Required if not taken during the master's degree)||0-3|
|MUTE 5413||Church Music Practicum (Required if not taken during the master's degree)||0-3|
|One semester of choral ensemble, as approved by the graduate liaison and program advisor:||1|
|Electives - to be chosen from the following as approved by the graduate liaison and program advisor:||0-15|
|Choral Conducting (2-4 hours)|
|Choral Score Studies (2-4 hours)|
|Doctoral Secondary Composition (2-4 hours)|
|Doctoral Secondary Voice (2-4 hours)|
|Advanced Readings in Religious Studies (3 hours)|
General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees
A student should expect to spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years beyond the bachelor’s degree to obtain the doctoral degree. During this period the student will take appropriate graduate coursework, successfully complete the general examination, and successfully defend and submit the final dissertation.
All coursework applied to the doctoral degree must carry graduate credit.
The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, including both formal coursework and hours of research.
The minimum hour requirement for a specific doctoral degree program cannot be waived.
No more than one-half of the credit hours, both OU and overall, excluding Research for Doctoral Dissertation (6980), may be S/U-graded coursework.
The student must be in residence at OU for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters during the pursuit of the doctoral degree while enrolled and engaged in coursework or research activities as prescribed by the major academic unit.
For more detailed regulations and requirements for Doctoral degrees, please consult the Graduate College Bulletin: http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/forms/bulletin