General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees
Credit and Residence
The doctoral degree may be conferred upon completion of at least 90 credit hours of advanced study (including the master’s degree). At least 30 credit hours beyond the master’s degree must be completed at Indiana University, with at least two consecutive semesters in residence. Up to 30 credit hours may be transferred from accredited institutions. Each course to be transferred must be equivalent to a course offered at Indiana University. Transfers are approved by the director of graduate studies and the department in which the equivalent course is offered. Departmental practices vary: an interview or examination may be required. Applied lessons, chamber music, ensemble, and similar courses may not be transferred for degree credit nor may transfer courses satisfy entrance proficiencies in music history and literature and music theory.