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Students should keep in mind that the prospectus is a provisional document: dissertations change during the research and writing process.
The dissertation prospectus should not be more than 10 double-spaced pages, with an added bibliography of not more than 5 pages.
Students normally submit an approved dissertation prospectus within one semester of passing their comprehensive exams.
Describe your research plan and provide a timeline for completion.5.
Outline of chapters: Provide a tentative outline of the chapters you expect to be included in the dissertation6.
The prospectus explains the dissertation's subject, positions the project in a critical conversation, offers provisional chapter outlines, and includes a working bibliography.
Be sure to address how your dissertation will add to – or change – current critical conversations.
Once the prospectus is approved, the adviser should inform the Music Graduate Program Coordinator.
The department does not need to have a copy of the prospectus on file.