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Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

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Ph.D. in Music Education Admission

Requirements for Regular Admission

  1. Master’s grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
  2. Scores on the three basic aptitude subtests (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) of the Graduate Record Examination.
  3. 3 letters of recommendation estimating the applicant’s potential for success in doctoral study.
  4. Documentation of at least 18 months of successful full-time experience as a professional music educator or at least 5 years or the equivalent of successful full-time experience as a professional music therapist.
  5. Submission of a DVD recording appropriate to the degree emphasis. See the MEMT Graduate Application Procedure document for details.
  6. Passing score on the music education and music therapy division diagnostic examination  to be taken at the end of the first semster.


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