To provide advanced training and research skills in music education, and to prepare students for a career in teaching music education at the collegiate level or in leadership positions in public or private schools.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
In addition or supplementary to the admission requirements stated on the Moores School of Music Doctor of Musical Arts Programs page, applicant must meet the following requirements:
Master’s degree in music.
Minimum GPA of 3.00 for all graduate work attempted.
Submission of Graduate Record Exam General Test scores.
Submission of TOEFL scores (as applicable) that meet University of Houston minimum standards.
Appropriate graduate-level performance ability as determined in an audition before members of the faculty.
Minimum three years of successful professional public/private school teaching experience.
Satisfactory results on entrance examinations in music theory and music history. (Unsatisfactory results will require remedial coursework beyond courses required for the degree.)
Comprehensive Examination Requirement: Students must pass a comprehensive examination in order to gain admission to candidacy.
Minor Field: Student shall, in consultation with their doctoral committee and the Graduate Advisor, declare a minor field, consisting of 12 credit hours approved by the committee and the coordinator of the minor field area.