• Overview
  • A scholarly stepping stone.

    With a focus on music history, this intensive program is designed specifically for students who want to take their next steps in their career as a music educator or scholar.

    In this program, you will build the foundation required for a doctoral degree in music. You will engage in the advanced study of music history, theory and literature. You will also develop your research and writing skills with mentorship from a first-class faculty of accomplished scholars of composition, music theory, music education, pedagogy, musicology, performance and more.

    Students in this program complete a thesis.

  • Degree Fit
  • This degree could be a good fit if you:
    • Want to pursue a doctoral degree in music
    • Want a career in academia
    • Are interested in music theory and history
    • Have a strong musical background
    • Are an analytical/critical thinker
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • University professor (with a doctoral degree)
    • Music historian
    • Musical journalist
    • Music business professional
    • Arts manager