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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MUSIC

PURPOSE

The Doctor of Philosophy in Music prepares students for careers as teachers in higher education. The main purpose of the program is to develop skilled and knowledgeable professionals who will challenge the present and enrich the future with significant contributions to the field through teaching, research, and service.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • To prepare the student for a career in research and college teaching.
  • Exhibit the qualities of a professional who will challenge the present and enrich the future with significant contributions to the field through teaching, research, and service.
  • Prove outstanding communication skills in their research assignment.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Application form for admission
  • $100.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submission of resume.
  • A brief autobiographical statement.
  • A reasoned statement of professional goals and research interests.
  • Official transcript appropriate for the program.
      Master’s grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Prerequisite Requirement
      All applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in music.
      Those who are F-1 visa students must consult with the music department in advance for this applied area’s study application.
  • Application Essay
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation estimating the applicant’s potential for success.
  • Two recent photographs (for student ID)

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Duration: The PhD program is designed to be completed within 5 years. Up to 7 years may be granted.
  • The student must successfully complete the prescribed course of study with a grade point average of at least 3.00 (B) out of 4.00.
  • Receiving a “C” in the doctoral program is considered a failure.
  • The student must pass the Graduation Qualifying Examination. Students may take the exam three times if they fail first. The retest opportunity is in the next semester. This test will be taken prior to submission of the recital or dissertation.
  • Prior to graduation, the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution.

    Dissertation - After completing the thesis research seminar according to the school regulations and being assigned an advisor, prepare the thesis and proceed to the examination. have to pass Schedule for Thesis - Completion of Thesis Research Seminar - Expected Graduation (May 15-20 every year) 18 months ago
    Submission of thesis proposal and assignment of advisor - 16 months before expected graduation 1st review of thesis - 8 months before expected graduation,
    Final Examination - If you receive it 4 months before graduation, and pass the examination, you must submit the thesis completion 2 months before graduation.
    Thesis - Rules (Language) The language of the thesis to be finally submitted and reviewed must be English. The thesis review committee consists of two professors.

COURSES

Core Courses

12 Credit Hours(Select 3 courses)

MU 801 Music of the Middle Ages and Early Baroque 4
MU 802 Music from Late Baroque to Classical Period 4
MU 803 Music in Romanticism and later 4
MU 807 Musical Evolution in Modern Cross-Cultural Society 4
MU 808 Orchestral Music in Analysis 4

Emphases Courses

20 Credit Hours(Select 5 courses)

Music Education
ME 881 History and Philosophy of Music Education 4
ME 882 Basic Concepts in Music Education 4
ME 883 Psychology of Music Teaching & Learning 4
ME 884 Principles of Music Learning 4
ME 885 Contemporary Issues in Music Education 4
ME 886 Music Ministry: Methods & Materials 4
ME 887 Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship 4
ME 888 Educational Leadership 4
Composition
MU 847 Doctoral Seminar in Analysis I 4
MU 848 Doctoral Seminar in Analysis II 4
MU 862 Seminar in Classical Contemporary Music Composition I 4
MU 863 Seminar in Classical Contemporary Music Composition II 4
MU 864 Seminar in Electroacoustic Music Composition 4

Research Methods

8 Credit Hours

MU 875 Introduction to Research 2
MU 876 Qualitative Research Methods 3
MU 877 Quantitative Research Methods 3

Free Electives

8 Credit Hours

Capstone Course

3 Credit Hours

CP 890 Capstone 3

Dissertation

9 Credit Hours

RS 807 Dissertation 9

Total

60 Credit Hours

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