Music Education, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires the satisfactory completion of a significant body of coursework that, in the student's and Graduate Advisor's judgement, prepares the student for the preliminary examination that leads to admission to candidacy, as well as certain specific courses required in each area of specialization. A grade of B- or better is required in all courses used to fulfill requirements for the degree. A dissertation (whether written, or in project form) is required for all doctoral degrees in music. A Principal Advisor for the dissertation will be chosen by the student and the academic advisor; the Principal Advisor and the student will then nominate the remaining members of the dissertation committee. The student must submit a detailed Prospectus of the dissertation to the members of the dissertation committee and the Graduate Director, and must be admitted to candidacy prior to the approval of the dissertation committee by the Graduate School. The dissertation must be successfully defended before the entire dissertation committee. The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires a Written Dissertation.

The Ph.D. in Music Education requires a minimum of 48 credits beyond the master's degree, including 12 credits of MUED899.

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
MUED780Seminar in Music Teacher Education3
MUED697Curriculum & Assessment in Music Education3
MUED785Teaching Music in Higher Education3
MUED790Design and Analysis of Research in Music Education3
Additional 600-level MUED course3
Music Academic Core6
Quantitative Reasoning3
Advanced Research Methods6
Cognate Outside of Music6
Dissertation Research Requirements
MUED89912
Total Credits48