Faculty of Music

PhD in Music Education

sgps-alison butler"I was attracted to Western for three reasons: the large music education department, the financial support and care for graduate students, and the adventure of studying abroad."  Alison Butler, PhD Candidate, Music Education

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Program Requirements

  • Theories of Music Education (Music 9640)
  • Research in Music Education (Music 9639a/b)
  • 2 elective courses in music education
  • Course in advanced research methods
  • Qualifying Examination
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense
  • Dissertation and Oral Defense

Each PhD student will have a PhD Advisory Committee, which will be responsible for approving the student's course selection and comprehensive examination.

The dissertation proposal and dissertation itself will be written under the supervision of a dissertation supervisor and second reader.

For further details about PhD program requirements, please consult the Graduate Student Handbook.

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