Music Education, Ph.D.

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Minimum Total Hours: 93

Program Code: D706

Program Requirements

Concentrations
  • Choral/Instrument/Wind Conducting (R112)
  • Kodaly Concepts (R401)
  • Music Education Standard (R456)

  • Piano Pedagogy (521)
Coursework Requirements
Master's degree or equivalent32
Foundations of Music Education
MUED 6012Philosophical Foundations of Music Education2
MUED 6022Psychological Foundations of Music Education2
MUED 6032Sociological Foundations of Music Education2
Electives in Music Education6
Research in Music Education4
Degree Emphasis20
Choose one of the following concentrations:
Music Education Standard
Choral/Instrument/Wind Conducting
Kodaly Concepts
Piano Pedaogy
Professional Support Areas
Music History6
Music Theory (excluding MUTH 5812 and 5822)6
Elective in MUHI or MUTH3
Dissertation Research
MUED 6980Research for Doctoral Dissertation10
Total Credit Hours93

Notes:

  • The Ph.D. program requires satisfactory completion of ninety-three (93) credit hours of approved coursework beyond the Bachelor’s degree. In most instances, the first thirty-two (32) of these hours come from the Master’s degree.
  • The Ph.D. in Music Education requires a dissertation.
  • Each student is required to be “in residence” (i.e.: enrolled as a full-time student) for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters (i.e.: Fall and Spring or Spring and Fall).
  • Each student is expected to complete all required coursework within four (4) years of taking any coursework beyond the thirty-two (32) hours of the Master’s degree. At that time, the student must pass the General Examination.
  • Assuming satisfactory completion of the General Examination within the allowed timeframe, the student will have five (5) years from that semester to complete the degree, including successfully proposing, completing, defending, and depositing two (2) copies of the written document in the library and submitting an electronic copy of the document to the Graduate College.

Music Education (R456)

Music Education Standard Concentration
Electives may be used to expand competency in music education, music history/literature, and/or music theory, or develop a related area of study in applied music, piano pedagogy, composition, conducting, music theater, education, psychology, or some other appropriate field which focuses on the career needs of the student.

Choral/Instrument/Wind Conducting (R112)

Choral or Wind Instrument Conducting Concentration
Students will select an emphasis in Choral Conducting or Instrumental Conducting
Choral Conducting
MUTE 6252Choral Conducting4
MUTE 6152Choral Score Studies4
MUTE 5160University Chorale1
MUTE 5990Special Studies in Conducting (Special Studies in Choral Methods)3
Instrumental Conducting
MUTE 5522Instrumental Conducting4
MUTE 5532Instrumental Score Studies4
MUTE 5130University Band1
or MUTE 5140 University Orchestra
RPHD 6022Graduate Recital-Doctor of Philosophy Degree (OR approved elective in instrumental music)2
Additional Electives8-9
Electives may be used to expand competency in music education, music history/literature, and/or music theory, or develop a related area of study in applied music, piano pedagogy, composition, conducting, music theater, education, psychology, or some other appropriate field which focuses on the career needs of the student.

Kodaly Concepts (R401)

Kodaly Concepts Concentration
MUED 5553Kodaly Concept I3
MUED 5563Kodaly Concept II3
MUED 5573Kodaly Concept III3
MUED 5582Folk Song Research2
Kodaly-realted elective3
Additional Electives6
Electives may be used to expand competency in music education, music history/literature, and/or music theory, or develop a related area of study in applied music, piano pedagogy, composition, conducting, music theater, education, psychology, or some other appropriate field which focuses on the career needs of the student.

Piano Pedagogy (R521)

Piano Pedagogy Concentration
PIAN 6010Doctoral Piano for Non-Performance Music Majors4
Additional electives selected from the following courses:16
Internship in Piano Teaching
Doctoral Workshop in Piano Pedagogy
Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Piano
Directed Readings
Special Studies in Music Education
Graduate Recital-Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Quantitative Research in Music Education
Qualitative Research in Music Education
Electives in music history, music literature, music theory, music technique, or electives outside the School of Music

General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees

A student should expect to spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years beyond the bachelor’s degree to obtain the doctoral degree. During this period the student will take appropriate graduate coursework, successfully complete the general examination, and successfully defend and submit the final dissertation.

All coursework applied to the doctoral degree must carry graduate credit.

The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, including both formal coursework and hours of research.

The minimum hour requirement for a specific doctoral degree program cannot be waived.

No more than one-half of the credit hours, both OU and overall, excluding Research for Doctoral Dissertation (6980), may be S/U-graded coursework.

The student must be in residence at OU for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters during the pursuit of the doctoral degree while enrolled and engaged in coursework or research activities as prescribed by the major academic unit.

For more detailed regulations and requirements for Doctoral degrees, please consult the Graduate College Bulletin: http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/forms/bulletin