Music Education, Ph.D.
The Ph.D. in Music Education requires 54 credit hours. At least 75% of all course work, exclusive of the dissertation, must be at the 600 or 700 level. A diagnostic examination is administered prior to the first semester of enrollment. A cognate, or cognates, in any area approved by the student’s advisory/dissertation committee and The Graduate School may be elected as specified in the University Catalog.
Additional policies and regulations are found in the Graduate Music Handbook, https://vpa.uncg.edu/music/music-current-students/graduate/.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 54 credit hours
|Required Music Education Courses (6 credits)|
|MUE 709||The Measurement of Musical Behavior||3|
|MUE 751||Seminar in Music Education||3|
|Music Education Electives (6 credits)|
|Select two courses (6 credits) from 600- and 700-level MUE courses *||6|
|Required Research Courses (9 credits)|
|MUE 700||Research Methods in Music||3|
|MUE 701||Research Methods in Music II||3|
|ERM 780||Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education||3|
|Research Electives (3 credits)|
|Select one course (3 credits) from the following:||3|
|Qualitative Research in Music Education|
|Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments|
|Electives (18 credits)|
|Select 18 credits of electives **||18|
|Dissertation (12 credits)|
|Total Credit Hours||54|
Students may select from any 600- or 700-level MUE courses.
Students may select from any graduate-level courses.
- Diagnostic Exam
- Residency (Immersion)
- Plan of Study
- Research Competency
- Comprehensive Exam (Written & Oral)
- Dissertation Proposal
- Admission to Candidacy
- Dissertation Defense
- Filing the Final Approved Dissertation
General information about milestones for doctoral programs is available in Section III of the Graduate Policies page in the University Catalog. For information about how milestones are accomplished for a specific program, please refer to the doctoral program's handbook.