EdD in Music Education

EdD in Music Education

A Practice-Based Doctoral Degree

Pursue a career as an innovative music educator, teaching at the college and university levels. You’ll study specialized research methodologies and work closely with leading New York City artist-teachers.

This EdD program has a focus on action research and the implementation of existing theories. A research-based PhD program is also available.

What You'll Learn
  • A thorough grounding in the significant historical and current issues and developing paradigms in music education
  • Specialized research methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method focuses) as you conceptualize your research ideas and interests, develop a proposal, and complete your disseration

See the curriculum and requirements for this degree. 

How You'll Learn

A Flexible Program Tailored to Your Areas of Interest
This doctoral degree requires a minimum of 45 points, or credits. The program of study is distributed among courses in the foundations, cognate areas, advised research courses related to your areas of interest, specialization courses, guided electives, a departmental content seminar, and dissertation research and preparation. You will be able to personalize your program around your individual interests.

Work Closely with Faculty on Your Research Interests
As a doctoral student at Steinhardt, you'll join a warm, supportive learning community and be mentored closely by our renowned faculty. You will conduct innovative research in music education and design, and conduct and defend an applied field research dissertation under the the guidance of your faculty adviser.

Performance Opportunities
You'll have opportunities to participate in a variety of performing ensembles and chamber groups directed by leading New York artists.

Where Your Degree Can Take You
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Departmental and school administrator
  • Other leadership roles in higher education
Degree Details
Contact Us

Alex Ruthmann 
212 998-5607
sar17@nyu.edu