Texas Tech University

Overview of PhD in Music Education

From the TTU Graduate School:

- Doctoral Program Overview
- Doctoral Checklist of Detailed Actions

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

DEGREE PLAN: Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

The School of Music offers the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education with an emphasis on research and music educator preparation. Students engage a core curriculum of 20-24 core hours that emphasize expertise in music education content knowledge, expertise in music educator preparation, and music education research design and methods. Students elect 1-2 cognates by completing at least 9 hours in the cognate area. Cognates might include interdisciplinary studies in fine arts, music education curriculum, conducting, performance, exceptionalities, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, psychology or other student-selected/faculty-approved cognates. The PhD in Music Education requires a minimum of 60 semester hours. The minimum residence requirement is fulfilled by satisfactory completion of 18 semester hours of graduate coursework during one 12-month period, but full residency is highly encouraged for this degree because of the required experiences with music teacher preparation activities.

For more information, contact Dr. Jacqueline Henninger.