The Ph.D. in music education is a research-oriented degree program. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a record of successful teaching in elementary or secondary schools, to offer evidence of academic excellence and ongoing scholarly inquiry, and to demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research.
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a) Music education courses (21 credits to include MUED 790, 795, 796)
b) Special research project (3 credits of MUED 890)
c) dissertation (12 credits of MUSC 899)
|Educational Research Core
a) Educational Statistics I (EDRM 710)
b) Educational Statistics II (EDRM 711)
c) Qualitative Research in Education (EDRM 740)
|Other Studies in Music and Related Fields
A minimum of 9 credits is required in MUSC courses to include at least one adviser-approved course in music history and one adviser-approved course in music theory. Remaining credits will be selected from adviser-approved courses including applied music, conducting, literature and up to 6 credits in related areas such as psychology and education.
Foreign language requirement (to be satisfied before the Comprehensive Examination can be scheduled): reading proficiency in French, German, or Italian