Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD in musicology and ethnomusicology is oriented toward preparing students for scholarly research and teaching, aiming for breadth and depth in one specialized area. The program offers the emerging scholar:

  • Courses that prepare students for advanced research in their field
  • Interdisciplinary interaction within a comprehensive school of music and a major research university
  • A curriculum with a varied range of choices with respect to historical periods, analytical systems, and cultural areas.

For your PhD, you will be expected to meet the following requirements, including your post-baccalaureate study from other institutions:

  • 30 credits of musicology seminars, including Advanced Research in Historical Musicology and Current Issues in Ethnomusicology
  • 3 credits of music theory
  • 12 credits of supporting non-music coursework
  • Demonstration of reading knowledge in 2 foreign languages
  • Completion of written and oral preliminary exam
  • Completion of thesis or final project
  • Completion of final oral examination

Requirements for the Music PhD