There are fifteen different music focus areas for the Master of Music degree in our School of Music. Each area has a different curriclum and will prepare you for different job opportunities.
The PhD in Music Education, offered through the College of Education’s Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum (LTC), is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in higher education as music education teacher/researchers, as ensemble conductors with a strong commitment to music education teaching and research, or as master teachers or music supervisors in the K-12 system. Applicants must be certified music teachers, with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in music education, or present evidence of equivalent experience. Individuals with music teaching experience in higher education but without music teaching experience in elementary or secondary schools are eligible for admission, but are required to complete field experiences in elementary and secondary schools prior to taking comprehensive examinations.
Diagnostic Exams (study guides on this page)
Incoming Master's students are highly recommended to take diagnostic exams in order to determine placement in graduate-level music history and theory courses. Based on the results of those exams, recommendations for coursework will be made via email the Friday before classes start. Those students that do not choose to take the diagnostic exams will be required to register for the review courses in both history and/or theory.