Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education
Boston University

Program Details

Boston University offers a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Education for those committed to leadership in the practice and policy of music. The online music degree consists of three components: coursework, qualifying examinations, and a dissertation. The program is designed to be completed in a group of cohorts. The curriculum affords you the opportunity to work side by side with peers who share your passion for music education. 

Coursework includes the study of the history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and technology of music education. Graduates will be able to articulate the tensions between music theory and practice. They will be able to apply research methods to discuss issues, trends, and problems in music education, and contribute original research in this field.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Boston University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Students travel to the Boston University campus for a culminating experience near the end of the program.