Cognate in Musicology
Students enrolled in a doctoral program at CCM are expected to demonstrate intellectual breadth through the completion of a significant program of study in a secondary field (cognate).
The music history cognate will consist of three graduate-level MUHS topics courses or seminars (at least 9 semester hours at the 6000, 8000, or 9000 level). The student should consult with a musicology faculty member whose specialty is in an area of the student’s interest. If the faculty member agrees, s/he will become the student’s cognate advisor and will help the student draw up a suitable plan of study according to the following guidelines:
- At least one of the courses must be an 8000- or 9000-level course.
- Courses in ethnomusicology may be included if appropriate to the area of specialization
- The following courses may not be used for cognate hours:
- Any courses being used to fulfill the student’s degree requirement in music history
- Any courses being used as substitution for a DMA document.
The cognate advisor will participate on the committee for the student's final oral examination.