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Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

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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Major Area
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)
36 credits
Educational Research Core
a) Educational Statistics I (EDRM 710)
b) Educational Statistics II (EDRM 711)
c) Qualitative Research in Education (EDRM 740)
9 credits
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.
15 credits

Foreign language requirement (to be satisfied before the Comprehensive Examination can be scheduled): reading proficiency in French, German, or Italian