Music Education (PhD)

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Program Description

The PhD program in Music Education offers a specialized focus in Music Therapy.
For credentialed music therapists with an articulated area of clinical specialization who want to develop research skills, the curriculum for this specialized focus in Music Therapy permits students to design a program of study based on their specific areas of interest. Course work and dissertation topics are drawn from qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods options. Students can complete this program by studying on a full-time or part-time basis. Graduates are prepared for academic, research, and leadership positions in music therapy.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.