Character Description

The Doctor of Philosophy is available with an emphasis in Musicology/Ethnomusicology or Music Education. It is the terminal degree in these fields, and represents advanced levels of scholarship and original research.

Degree Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a degree of advanced levels of scholarship and research. It can be earned with an emphasis in Musicology/Ethnomusicology or Music Education.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Music with an emphasis in Musicology/Ethnomusicology recognizes the development of advanced levels of scholarship and techniques of music analysis, intellectual awareness and curiosity sufficient to assure continued scholarly growth and the systematic contribution to the body of knowledge, depth of knowledge in music generally, writing and speaking skills sufficient to ensure effective communication with other scholars, colleagues, and practitioners within the discipline and community, and understanding and application of advanced research methodology appropriate to the field as well as the discipline as a whole. The degree is research oriented and prepares students for the roles of teaching and research in higher education.

The dual title of this degree as musicology/ethnomusicology acknowledges the current academic approach to music scholarship that unites, rather than separates these fields of inquiry. We believe that each discipline enriches the other, and students who are open to explore musical inquiry, whether this is of traditional western repertoires, non-western musics, or popular or other cultural styles, are encouraged and enriched by using tools and methodologies derived from both academic areas. Students are encouraged to participate in both sub-disciplines and work with a variety of faculty.

The intent of the Doctor of Philosophy in Music with an emphasis in Music Education is to recognize the development of advanced levels of scholarship and techniques within music and music education, including music analysis, intellectual awareness and curiosity sufficient to assure continued scholarly growth and the systematic contribution to the body of knowledge, depth of knowledge in music education, writing, and speaking skills sufficient to ensure effective communication with other scholars, colleagues, and practitioners within the discipline and community, and understanding and application of advanced research methodology appropriate to the field as well as the discipline as a whole. The degree is research oriented and prepares students for the roles of teaching and research in higher education.

Degree Awarded: PhD

Degree Code: PHD_MUSI

School/College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732

706-542-3400

Academic Department: School of Music

250 River Road
Athens, GA 30602-7287

Graduate Coordinator: Adrian Childs

706-542-2743

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