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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

  • The Doctor of Philosophy in Music Program is designed to be completed within five academic years. A maximum of seven years may be granted upon appeal to the Academic Dean.
  • The student must complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
  • The awarding of a “C” in a doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
  • The student must pass a qualifying examination. The student can take the exam 3 times if they fail it first. The opportunity to retake the exam will be held next semester. This exam will be taken before the dissertation.
  • The student must effectively complete a doctoral recital before taking an oral defense.
  • The student must complete a dissertation and pass the oral defense.
  • The Christian Service Program requirement must be complete for graduation.
  • Before graduation the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution.
  • All candidates for graduation must complete a non-credit course, Introduction to Christianity. It will be waived for the students who have taken any biblical courses.

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

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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(636)327-4645
usa@midwest.edu
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