Develop expertise in one of four areas of specialization with the PhD in Music in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. Students in this research-based doctoral program can choose from the Composition, Music Studies, Music Theory or Musicology concentrations, depending on their creative and scholarly interests. Graduates pursue careers in composition and higher education, as well as make significant contributions to academic research.
Students have seven years to complete the Music PhD program on a full-time or part-time basis. At the end of your course work, you'll write a dissertation to demonstrate research skills gained during your time in the program. Composition students must compose an original work as part of their final dissertation.