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The form is available on-line at the above address but must be signed and submitted through the Department.
At this point you must distribute a copy of the dissertation (which may be submitted unbound) to each of the five members of the Examining Committee.
Students almost invariably underestimate the time taken by the final stages of the dissertation.
Although that time varies according to the student, the field and the faculty involved, you should reckon as a rule of thumb at least three months between submission of the final draft and the date of the defense.
The Examining Committee is normally made up of the three readers and two "outsiders" (i.e., professors from fields outside music but related to the dissertation topic).
Committee members have a minimum of four weeks in which to read the dissertation, after which the defense takes place. You will be expected to answer questions related directly to your dissertation.
The majority of the collection circulates, so if you're affiliated with the University (student, staff, or faculty), you may check out music materials.
You may also login to your U-M library account and request any circulating materials to be sent for pickup at the campus library of your choice.
It takes 11 to 14 years to obtain a doctorate in music therapy.
You'll first need to complete an approved American Music Therapy Association bachelor’s program.