The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 90 graduate credit hours. A maximum of 30 credit hours of M.A. work may count towards the Ph.D. A minor is required. A language requirement fulfilled by one of the following: reading proficiency in two foreign languages, in-depth knowledge of a single foreign language, or proficiency in one foreign language. One approved research skill is also required. It is possible to obtain an Ethnomusicology minor within the department and/or to take Ethnomusicology classes towards completion of the Ph.D. in Folkore.
- F512 Survey of Folklore
- F516 Folklore Theory in Practice
- F517 History of Folklore Study
- F523 Fieldwork in Folklore
- F525 Readings in Ethnography
- Six additional courses in the department that fall in the Form, Area, and Theory categories (2 courses for each category)
*One approved Ethnomusicology course, which must be chosen from the following list:
- E522 Study of Ethnomusicology
- E525 Readings in Ethnography
- E533 Applied Ethnomusicology
- E714 Paradigms of Ethnomusicology
- E740 History of Ideas in Ethnomusicology
*Another ethnomusicology course may be substituted if 1) it contains discipline-specific theoretical content and 2) if it is approved by the Director of the Ethnomusicology Institute.