Doctoral Studies Overview

Doctoral Studies Overview

Welcome to the Music and Performing Arts Professions website for current doctoral students.

Our current doctoral offerings span four programs in Educational Theatre, Music Performance and Composition, Music Education/Therapy, and Music Technology. While there is a fifth program in Dance Education, it is currently not admitting applicants, but we hope to have it reactivated in coming years.

The MPAP doctoral community is a unique and vibrant one given students span different disciplines. There are dedicated faculty advisers and mentors in each program who assist students navigate their way during their time with us. The faculty is one of the most respected in the country. They are very committed to bringing out the best in you.

This website outlines the requirements for each program and benchmarks in doctoral candidacy, doctoral proposal, and the final doctoral oral that all MPAP students must meet. We expect students to regularly meet with their academic adviser to go over program expectations and to discuss their annual Academic Plan and Progress Report. A more comprehensive outline of all MPAP doctoral policies and procedures will be outlined in the forthcoming Doctoral Handbook which will be published here soon.

Professor Philip Taylor,

Director, NYU Steinhardt MPAP Doctoral Studies