Music Therapy

PhD in Music Education with a Focus in Music Therapy

Develop Research Skills and Focus Your Studies on Music Therapy

Degree:
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education with a Focus on Music Therapy

Format:
Full-time or part-time

Credits:
45

Start Date:
Fall semester

Application Deadline:
December 1

Deepen your understanding of music therapy and become a competent researcher in the field. The highly individualized curriculum of this degree allows you to design a program of study based on your specific areas of interest. Coursework and dissertation topics can be drawn from qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods options.

Prospective students should be credentialed music therapists with an articulated area of clinical specialization who want to develop research skills, either in service of an academic career or to be integrated into a clinical position. You can complete this program by studying on a full-time or part-time basis, allowing for additional flexibility.

See the curriculum and requirements for this degree.

How you'll learn

Foundations Coursework
As a doctoral student in this program, you will complete 6 points, or credits, (two courses) of foundations classes. Graduate courses qualify for the foundations requirement when they are upper division courses (NYU Steinhardt 2000-level courses or their equivalent in other schools) and designed to broaden your access to knowledge outside your area of specialization. Courses in this category; are based on current scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences and/or social sciences, and should be applicable to common issues in your area of focus and profession.

Cognates and Advised Research Courses
You will also complete cognate coursework – classes outside your area of specialization or that combine music with another academic discipline – and research courses that are related to your proposed topic or area of research interest. Selected by advisement, research coursework ensures that you have the appropriate skills and expertise to conduct research and analysis necessary to write a dissertation. Potential research courses include those with a wide range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method focuses.

Curriculum and degree requirements

Foundations

6 points

Specialized Research Methodology

3 points

Cognates (course related to, but not in, your specialization)

6 points

Departmental Content Seminar

6 points

Dissertation Proposal Seminar

3 points

Advised Research Courses

15 points

Guided Electives

6 points

Total  

45 points

Qualitative Research Courses

RESCH-GE 2135

Historical Research

RESCH-GE 2140

Approaches/Qualitative Inquiry

RESCH-GE 2141

Case Study/Ethnographic Inquiry

RESCH-GE 2142

Interview & Observation

RESCH-GE 2143

Participatory Action Research

RESCH-GE 2147

Fieldwork Data Collection

RESCH-GE 2148

Fieldwork: Data Analysis

Quantitative Research Courses

APSY-GE.2073

Research Design & Methodology in the Behavioral Sciences

APSY-GE.2140

Measurement: Classical Test Theory

RESCH-GE.2001

Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences I

RESCH-GE.2002

Data Analysis for the Behavioral and Social Sciences II

RESCH-GE.2003

Intermediate Quantitative Methods: The General Linear Model

RESCH-GE.2004

Advanced Modeling I: Topics in Multivariate Analysis

RESCH-GE.2134

Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design

RESCH-GE.2139

Survey Research

Departmental Content Seminars

In addition to the courses below, students with a music therapy master’s degree from schools other than NYU may take master’s level music therapy courses to fill in gaps in their prior education.

MPAMT-GE 2933

Music Therapy Research

MPAMT-GE 2945

Developing Presentations & Publications in Music Therapy

MPAMT-GE 2944

Contemporary Music Therapy Theory

Other Elective Courses

APSY-GE.2835

Research Using Mixed Methods

RESCH-GE.300x

Trans-disciplinary Patient Based Management

 

For more information about this PhD program, please contact

Kenneth Aigen
Program Director
ka5@nyu.edu
212-998-5284