Performing Arts Doctorate United States Graduate Programs
Earning a Ph.D. in performing arts may give students the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the study of the performing arts medium that inspires them. Performing arts Ph.D. programs typically feature an intensive course of study that is intended to connect students with other passionate artists.
- Carbondale, ILCarbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
The Department of Theater blends scholarship and practice in an academically based theater experience that provides students with broad based exposure to human experience and a sound foundation in the skills of theater craft. The course of study in theo...
- Austin, TXAustin, TX
University of Texas at Austin
Admission to the graduate programs of the UT Department of Theatre and Dance is highly competitive and selective. Applicants must first meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. The M.F.A. programs in Acting, Directing, Dance, Desi...
- Austin, TX
- Gainesville, FLGainesville, FL
The University of Florida
Degree Programs prepare students for professional entry in the field of music or teaching. Placement in the MM program is determined by audition, academic credentials, and diagnostic testing. Programs are accredited by National Association of Schools of...
- Gainesville, FL
- Columbus, OHColumbus, OH
Ohio State University
The Department of Dance at the Ohio State University is a community of diverse individuals gathered around a common nexus of inquiry: the rich and complex phenomenon of dance. The department has a faculty of 17 professionals, supported by a dedicated st...
- Columbus, OH
- Washington, DCWashington, DC
The Catholic University of America
The School of Music offers the Master of Arts degree in musicology with an emphasis in music history or theory; a joint degree program in music librarianship (Master of Arts degree in musicology and the Master of Science in Library Science); the Master...
- Medford, MAMedford, MA
The graduate programs in drama concentrate on particular areas of theater history, dramatic literature, and theory and criticism, with an emphasis on original research.
- Dix Hills, NYDix Hills, NY
Five Towns College
The Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.
- Rochester, NYRochester, NY
Eastman School Of Music Of The University Of Rochester
Eastman is a comprehensive music school offering both professional (MM and DMA) and research (MA and PhD) degrees in music performance, music education, composition, musicology, music theory, music theory pedagogy, jazz and contemporary media, piano acc...
- Tucson, AZTucson, AZ
University of Arizona
The University of Arizona has offered instruction in music since the late 1800's. Today, its School of Music and Dance ranks among the country's foremost institutions of higher education in music.
- Denton, TXDenton, TX
Texas Woman's University
The programs in dance are designed to prepare dance artists, scholars and/or educators who are well-grounded in the theories and contexts of dance as an art form. Integrating the aesthetic, critical, historical, cultural and dance making dimensions, the...
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
New York University
We offer the only academic program in the country in educational theatre that leads to B.S., M.A., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees. At all levels, our program emphasizes the applications of theatre in a range of community and educational settings, with course...
- New York City, NY
- Kent, OHKent, OH
Kent State University
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Music Theory–Composition prepares composers, research scholars and college/university teachers in the areas of music theory and composition.
- Denton, TXDenton, TX
University of North Texas
In the Division of Music Education, we're dedicated to developing strong leaders in the field. With individual mentorship and guidance, our Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education prepares you for a career in higher education, capitalizes on your...
- Denton, TX
- Fargo, NDFargo, ND
North Dakota State University
- Waltham, MAWaltham, MA
The Music department’s graduate programs concentrate in two areas: Composition and Theory, and Musicology. The department also offers, in conjunction with the program in women's and gender studies, a Joint M.A.
- Waltham, MA
- Waltham, MA
- Bloomington, INBloomington, IN
The Indiana University School of Music is widely respected as one of the world's mostcomprehensive institutions for musical studies. By providing the academic programs of agreat university with the atmosphere of a conservatory, the school offers a coord...
- Bloomington, IN
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
University of Chicago
Our graduate program distinguishes itself through rigorous scholarly training in the integrative study of music.
- Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz, CA
University of California - Santa Cruz
The Master of Arts degree with emphasis in composition, ethnomusicology or performance practice integrates theoretical and historical background with practical experience in diverse performance traditions and creative practices. The Doctorate of Musi...
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
University of California - Berkeley
UCB offers the M.A./Ph.D. and Ph.D. degrees in composition and scholarship, the latter with options in the history and literature of Western music and in ethnomusicology.
- San Francisco, CA
- Twin Cities, MNTwin Cities, MN
University of Minnesota
We are committed to providing the finest practical and theoretical education for the performer, the artist, the educator, the scholar, and the audience member within the parameters of a liberal arts education. We believe that training the historian, the...
- Harrisonburg, VAHarrisonburg, VA
James Madison University
The School of Music at JMU offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in performance, music education, theory/composition, and conducting. The program seeks to assure an opportunity for the highest degree of musical development and profe...