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Department of Music
The University of Mississippi

Student Handbook:

The department of music student handbook (PDF) includes policies, requirements, and much more. Its purpose is to ensure that students enrolled in the program have at their disposal the guidelines and requirements applicable to their respective degree programs.

The handbook is intended to take the Ole Miss music major from matriculation at the University of Mississippi to a successful career as a professional musician or music educator. The University’s Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalogs are the ultimate source of official information concerning courses and degree plans, but the Student Handbook will also be a helpful tool for music students. Please review very carefully all the material. While your advisor and the music faculty will assist you in completing the requirements for your degree, the ultimate responsibility for your educational progress is yours.


Degree Checklists:

Undergraduate Degree Checklists:

BM – Performance – Instrumental

BM – Performance – Piano

BM – Performance – Vocal

BM – Education – Instrumental

BM – Education – Piano

BM – Education – Voice

BA Music

Music Minor


Graduate Degree Checklists:

PhD in Music

Masters in Music – Instrumental Performance

Masters in Music – Piano Performance

Masters in Music – Collaborative Piano Performance

Masters in Music – Vocal Performance

Masters in Music – Choral Conducting

Masters in Music – Education

Masters in Music – Ethnomusicology

Masters in Music – Musicology

Masters in Music – Theory


For historical reference, you may find the 2013-2014 Student Handbook here.