Twin Cities campus
Music Ph.D.
Checkpoint charts display information about when you need to complete a specific requirement (either a single course or a choice among courses) in order to stay on track for four-year graduation. The charts represent the proper sequencing of course-taking to help you graduate in a timely way. They also show you which semesters a course is actually offered so that you can plan accordingly.

Please note: In some majors, not all major requirements are represented in the checkpoint chart. Consult your APAS report and your adviser to be sure that you complete all degree requirements.

Checkpoint Chart
Available icon  Potential term for fulfilling the requirement
Recommended icon  Recommended term for fulfilling the requirement
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Checkpoint requirements
Requirement definitions
Year 1 - Fall Year 1 - Spring Year 2 - Fall Year 2 - Spring Year 3 - Fall Year 3 - Spring Year 4 - Fall Year 4 - Spring
• Emphases checkpoints (complete all checkpoints for one focus area)                
1. Music Theory Checkpoints                
1. Music Theory > Courses in Theory and Analysis (Take totaling 30 or more credit(s): MUS 85xx )                
1. Music Theory > Musicology or Ethnomusicology (Take totaling 6 or more credit(s): MUS 86xx MUS 88xx )                
1. Music Theory > Music Electives (Expected from the M.A.) (Take totaling 3 or more credit(s): MUS 5xxx, MUS 8xxx, MUSA 5xxx, MUSA 8xxx )                
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2. Musicology/Ethnomusicology <No checkpoints marked>                
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3. Composition <No checkpoints marked>                
--- OR ---
4. Music Education <No checkpoints marked>