Investigate the processes of teaching and learning music from a research-based perspective.
The Music Education Ph.D. program consists of courses, internships, and other experiences designed to prepare individuals for specific leadership roles in music education. Courses include history, sociology, psychology, philosophy and research, as well as individualized course selections. The exact number of credits required in the program will vary according to a student’s previous experience and degrees, but the minimum is 47. The program culminates with a dissertation project that is not included in the minimum credit requirement. At least one academic year of full-time residency is required, and a portion of the course work can be completed through summer study.
This program is designed to provide opportunities for a high level of scholarly study in the processes of teaching and learning music. Candidates are expected to develop and examine new knowledge in the field of music education while preparing themselves for positions in higher education or other leadership roles within the profession. This program accepts rolling admission with first priority for funding to applicants who apply prior to December 1.