The PhD degree is structured to allow maximum flexibility in designing a program around each student’s background and needs. Although the distribution of hours is firm, program requirements are to be regarded as general rather than fixed. The student’s preparation, experience, and stated goals are carefully evaluated before an individually selected course of study is prescribed.
Program objectives are: (1) competency in selected area of concentration and related research areas; (2) development of teaching skills; and (3) ability to successfully publish research in a selected music discipline.
Music Education Concentration Requirements
Admission to the PhD program in Music Education is highly competitive. Students must submit proof of employment in the field and proof of licensure/certification. In addition, a written philosophy of music education and an example of research in the field must be submitted to the Music Education Area.