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Music Education - M.M. and Ph.D.

COLLEGE: College of the Arts
DEPARTMENT: School of Music
E101 Music and Speech Center
Tel: 330-672-2172
Fax: 330-672-7837
DESCRIPTION: The Master of Music in Music Education provides licensed teachers the opportunity for research and teaching. Variable degree requirements allow for thesis, essay, recital and coursework options.

Admission into the Ph.D. is suspended until 2011. The Ph.D. in Music Education is for students seeking leadership positions in music education in schools, colleges and universities.
Official transcript(s); 3.0 GPA; GRE if GPA is below 3.0; three letters of recommendation; résumé; goal statement; interview/portfolio review; and accredited teaching certificate.

Admission requirement for Ph.D. in addition to above: minimum three years of successful teaching experience at elementary and/or secondary levels; and evidence of competence in written English, organizational skills and knowledge of basic research techniques (a master's thesis or scholarly paper will satisfy this requirement).
M.M.: Minimum of 30 total credit hours.

Ph.D.: Minimum 63-72 total credit hours. The student must complete a least 15 semester hours of study withone one calendar year in residence.
M.M.: Students may select one of the following options: a thesis option, an essay and recital option, a two-recital option, or a coursework option depending on their major.

All students writing a thesis or essay must pass a final oral examination covering the thesis or essay and the student’s major area of study. A student electing the two-recital option must pass a final oral examination covering literature performed in recitals and the student’s areas of performance and study in the degree. Those completing a coursework option must pass a final oral examination covering all of the coursework in the master’s degree program. The final oral examination may be attempted two times.

Ph.D.: Each doctoral program in the School of Music has a research tool requirement. The purpose of this requirement is to assure that doctoral-level students have prerequisite skills for completing independent research activity. In all cases, students may satisfy these requirements either through satisfactory performance in coursework or by examination. Credit hours earned in acquiring these competencies are not applicable toward the credit hour requirement in the degree program. All research tool requirements must be passed before the student is permitted to attempt the candidacy examination.

In Music Education, the requirement is either a reading knowledge of one foreign language or a demonstrated competence in statistics equivalent to that which might be obtained in two graduate-level statistics courses. Demonstrated competence in other areas of research may be substituted on the recommendation of the doctoral advisory committee.
CANDIDACY: For the Ph.D., this examination will normally be taken when the student has substantially completed his/her coursework and has received the consent of the advisory committee to attempt the examination. The written portion of the examination will cover the major and supportive areas of study and will be followed by a comprehensive oral examination. Students who fail the candidacy examination two times will be dismissed from the doctoral program.
ACCREDITATION: National Association of Schools of Music