Music Education Ph.D.

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Music Education Ph.D.

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.

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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.
  • Interested candidates for the Ph.D. in Music Education may be considered for a performance option to fulfill the music hours in the curriculum.  An audition for acceptance in applied study will be required.
  • 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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Admissions

Application Deadlines

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

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Cost & Financial Support

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Assistantships

  • A limited number of assistantships for on-campus students may be available. Contact the program coordinator for more information.