Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

Ph.D. in Music Education

The Doctor of Philosophy with an emphasis in either music education or music therapy focuses on research and scholarship. It is often sought by those who aspire to careers in research and/or collegiate-level teaching. The requirements help the student develop breadth and depth in understanding of musical behavior, sophisticated skills and extensive experience in pursuing new knowledge of such behavior, and a rational system for evaluating the relationships between the specialty and other areas of human understanding. The program culminates with the completion of a substantial piece of original research.