Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education are listed below.

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Graduate grade point average(s) above 3.5.
  2. Excellent writing skills.
  3. Three references that speak to academic ability, professional accomplishments related to your field of study, and positive character traits.
  4. A statement of clear professional goals that can be met by our program as specified in the graduate catalog.
  5. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

90 credit hours, a written comprehensive exam, a dissertation, dissertation prospectus, and preliminary and final dissertation defenses.

Completion of diagnostic exams in music history and music theory is required of all new graduate music students.

When approved by the student's advisor and the Graduate School, this program allows up to 30 credit hours of previously completed graduate coursework to be used for this degree.

A minimum of two semesters must be spent in continuous full-time residence at UND.

Studies in Music Education - 21 credits
MUSC 503Psychological Foundations of Music Learning3
MUSC 507Foundations of Music Education3
MUSC 509Trends in Music Education3
MUSC 510Seminar in Music Education3
MUSC 598Research in Music Education3
Music Education Electives6
Studies in Music - 15 credits
MUSC 500Introduction to Graduate Study in Music3
MUSC 502Perspectives in Music Theory3
MUSC 508Perspectives of Music History3
MUSC 513Historical Research in Music3
MUSC 590Internship in Music3
Research Tools - 9 credits
EFR 515Statistics I3
Plus ONE of the following areas of emphasis
Qualitative Emphasis
EFR 510Participatory Qualitative Research Methods3
EFR 520Translational and pluralistic designs in qualitative research3
Quantitative Emphasis
EFR 516Statistics II3
EFR 518Multivariate Analysis3
Supporting Area and Electives - 30 credits
Must include a concentration of at least 12 credits, and at least 6 credits outside Music30
Culminating Experience - 15 credits
MUSC 999Dissertation15