Music Education Ph.D.

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Our Ph.D. program prepares you to work as a university faculty member, serve as a curriculum expert, and be a leader in music education.  At Auburn, you’ll work directly with faculty to expand your knowledge and develop independent research skills. You’ll complete your degree with an independent research study that leads to your final dissertation.

Ph.D. programs are not part of the Auburn University approved Educator Preparation Programs. The state of Alabama does not have certification/license at this level and therefore this degree is not eligible for reciprocity in other states.

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Degree Overview

Coursework — 90 hours minimum

  • Music education, research, and elective courses — 80 hours
  • Exact programs of study are developed with your chair and faculty committee.
  • Masters or other graduate work may count toward total degree hours

Research — 10 hours minimum

  • Work with your major professor to choose a research topic
  • Complete 10 hours of research and dissertation
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Application Deadlines

  • March 15 for Summer Semester admission
  • June 15 for Fall Semester admission
  • October 15 for Spring Semester admission

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