Music Schools Offering Doctoral Degrees

Offered In
96
Schools
Doctoral degrees with specialization in music history and literature, music therapy, and music and 8 other majors are offered by 96 music schools in 40 states. The most music schools providing doctoral degrees are located in New York (11 schools), California (10 schools), Ohio (6 schools), and Texas (5 schools).

The best music doctoral degree programs in the United States are offered by University of Southern California. That school offers an excellent music doctoral degree program - five stars for curriculum and four stars for teaching.

Below, there is our ranking of the best twenty five music schools awarding doctoral degrees. To learn about all music schools awarding doctoral degrees, please narrow your search by state or major.


Top 25 music doctoral degree programs:

University of Southern California - Music School Ranking
1. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, 8 doctoral programs

University of Rochester - Music School Ranking
2. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 10 doctoral programs

Northwestern University - Music School Ranking
3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 18 doctoral programs

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Music School Ranking
4. University of Illinois

Champaign, IL, 3 doctoral programs

Boston University - Music School Ranking
5. Boston University

Boston, MA, 8 doctoral programs

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Music School Ranking
6. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, 5 doctoral programs

Michigan State University - Music School Ranking
7. Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, 4 doctoral programs

Indiana University Bloomington - Music School Ranking
8. Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN, 3 doctoral programs

University of Miami - Music School Ranking
9. University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL, 7 doctoral programs

University of Cincinnati - Music School Ranking
10. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, 6 doctoral programs

Florida State University - Music School Ranking
11. Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL, 4 doctoral programs

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Music School Ranking
12. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN, 2 doctoral programs

University of North Texas - Music School Ranking
13. University of North Texas

Denton, TX, 5 doctoral programs

The University of Texas at Austin - Music School Ranking
14. The University of Texas

Austin, TX, 1 doctoral program

University of Maryland College Park - Music School Ranking
15. University of Maryland College Park

College Park, MD, 2 doctoral programs

Yale University - Music School Ranking
16. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 2 doctoral programs

Arizona State University - Music School Ranking
17. Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, 1 doctoral program

The Juilliard School - Music School Ranking
18. The Juilliard School

New York City, NY, 4 doctoral programs

University of California Los Angeles - Music School Ranking
19. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 2 doctoral programs

University of Colorado Boulder - Music School Ranking
20. University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO, 2 doctoral programs

University of South Carolina Columbia - Music School Ranking
21. University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, SC, 5 doctoral programs

Manhattan School of Music - Music School Ranking
22. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, NY, 2 doctoral programs

University of Wisconsin Madison - Music School Ranking
23. University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, WI, 2 doctoral programs

University of Missouri Kansas City - Music School Ranking
24. University of Missouri Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, 3 doctoral programs

University of Oregon - Music School Ranking
25. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 4 doctoral programs



Music school doctoral degrees by state:

Schools by State1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Alabama2 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in ArizonaNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Arkansas10 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in California2 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Colorado4 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in ConnecticutNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Delaware4 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Florida1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in GeorgiaNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Idaho3 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Illinois2 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Indiana1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Iowa1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Kansas1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Kentucky1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in LouisianaNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Maine2 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Maryland4 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Massachusetts3 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Michigan1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Minnesota2 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Mississippi2 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in MissouriNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Montana1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Nebraska1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in NevadaNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in New Hampshire2 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in New JerseyNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in New Mexico11 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in New York3 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in North Carolina1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in North Dakota6 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Ohio1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Oklahoma1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Oregon4 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Pennsylvania1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Rhode Island1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in South CarolinaNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in South Dakota1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Tennessee5 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Texas1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in UtahNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Vermont4 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Virginia1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Washington1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in District of Columbia1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in West Virginia1 Music Doctoral Degree Schools in WisconsinNo Music Doctoral Degree Schools in Wyoming


Music doctoral degrees by major:

General Music: 63 schools
Music History and Literature: 38 schools
Music Performance: 34 schools
Music Theory and Composition: 29 schools
Piano and Organ: 9 schools
Stringed Instruments: 6 schools
Voice and Opera: 7 schools
Jazz Studies: 4 schools
Music Conducting: 10 schools
Music Therapy: 1 school
Music Pedagogy: 30 schools

Other music diplomas:

Certificates: 173 schools
Associate's Degrees: 292 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 1,111 schools
Master's Degrees: 391 schools

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