Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology
- 15 Courses (45 units)
- MUSIC 790S-2 Studies in Ethnomusicology
- CULANTH 301 Theoretical Foundations of Cultural Anthropology AND CULANTH 302 Fieldwork Methods: Cultural Analysis and Interpretation OR two other sequential courses from the humanities or interpretative social sciences approved in advance.
- 11 additional graduate courses, at least four of which should be taken in a music department and three in another single discipline. At least three courses need to focus on the geographical area that is to be featured in your dissertation.
- Diagnostic Examination
- Foreign Language Examination
- Qualifying Examination (Mini Portfolio)
- Field Specialization Workshop
- Portfolio and Prospectus Workshop
- Preliminary Examination
- Final Examination
The Graduate School requires six semester of "full-time" registration regardless of the number of courses taken or residence.
Reduction in Courses for Students Entering with Masters Degree
Entering students who have already completed a master's program at another institution can reduce their total Duke course requirements by up to four courses, reducing the number of required courses taken at Duke to thirteen. You must prepare a written request listing the courses for which transfer credit is desired and submit to the Director of Graduate Studies no later than the end of the second semester in residence at Duke. Specific course requirements (for example, music analysis) may be waived if the student has successfully taken the equivalent course elsewhere, subject to the approval of the DGS. The transfer of graduate credit does not change any other requirements for the doctoral degree. Students who have completed a graduate degree in a language other than English and who need to take remedial course work in English at Duke may take two courses of language study during their first year.
Typical Degree Sequence
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