Music Schools Offering Doctoral Degrees

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Doctoral degrees with specialization in jazz, music pedagogy, and music and 9 other majors are offered by 100 music schools in 40 states. The most music schools providing doctoral degrees are located in New York (11 schools), California (11 schools), Texas (6 schools), and Ohio (6 schools).

The best music doctoral degree programs in the United States are offered by Boston University. 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 fifty music schools awarding doctoral degrees. To learn about all music schools awarding doctoral degrees, please narrow your search by state or major.


Top 50 music doctoral degree programs:

Boston University - Music School Ranking
1. Boston University

Boston, MA, 6 doctoral programs

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

Rochester, NY, 10 doctoral programs

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

Los Angeles, CA, 8 doctoral programs

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

Cincinnati, OH, 7 doctoral programs

Northwestern University - Music School Ranking
5. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 18 doctoral programs

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

Austin, TX, 3 doctoral programs

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

Bloomington, IN, 4 doctoral programs

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

Tallahassee, FL, 4 doctoral programs

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

Champaign, IL, 3 doctoral programs

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

Denton, TX, 5 doctoral programs

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

Ann Arbor, MI, 5 doctoral programs

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

East Lansing, MI, 4 doctoral programs

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

Coral Gables, FL, 6 doctoral programs

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

Minneapolis, MN, 2 doctoral programs

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

Los Angeles, CA, 2 doctoral programs

Ohio State University - Music School Ranking
16. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 2 doctoral programs

New York University - Music School Ranking
17. New York University

New York City, NY, 4 doctoral programs

University of Georgia - Music School Ranking
18. University of Georgia

Athens, GA, 2 doctoral programs

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

College Park, MD, 2 doctoral programs

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

Boulder, CO, 2 doctoral programs

Arizona State University Tempe - Music School Ranking
21. Arizona State University Tempe

Tempe, AZ, 1 doctoral program

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Music School Ranking
22. University of North Carolina

Greensboro, NC, 2 doctoral programs

Johns Hopkins University - Music School Ranking
23. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD, 3 doctoral programs

University of Houston - Music School Ranking
24. University of Houston

Houston, TX, 3 doctoral programs

Manhattan School of Music - Music School Ranking
25. Manhattan School of Music

New York City, NY, 2 doctoral programs

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

Columbia, SC, 5 doctoral programs

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

Kansas City, MO, 3 doctoral programs

Yale University - Music School Ranking
28. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 2 doctoral programs

The Juilliard School - Music School Ranking
29. The Juilliard School

New York City, NY, 5 doctoral programs

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

Eugene, OR, 4 doctoral programs

Temple University - Music School Ranking
31. Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, 4 doctoral programs

The New England Conservatory of Music - Music School Ranking
32. The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, MA, 5 doctoral programs

University of Kentucky - Music School Ranking
33. University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY, 2 doctoral programs

University of Florida - Music School Ranking
34. University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, 2 doctoral programs

University of Oklahoma Norman - Music School Ranking
35. University of Oklahoma Norman

Norman, OK, 2 doctoral programs

Texas Tech University - Music School Ranking
36. Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX, 1 doctoral program

University of Southern Mississippi - Music School Ranking
37. University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS, 2 doctoral programs

Cleveland Institute of Music - Music School Ranking
38. Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH, 2 doctoral programs

University of Washington Seattle - Music School Ranking
39. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 22 doctoral programs

Stony Brook University - Music School Ranking
40. Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY, 2 doctoral programs

Catholic University of America - Music School Ranking
41. Catholic University of America

Washington, DC, 8 doctoral programs

CUNY Graduate School and University Center - Music School Ranking
42. CUNY Graduate School and University Center

New York City, NY, 3 doctoral programs

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

Madison, WI, 2 doctoral programs

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - Music School Ranking
Rutgers University New Brunswick - Music School Ranking
45. Rutgers University New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ, 2 doctoral programs

University of Kansas - Music School Ranking
46. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 2 doctoral programs

Columbia University in The City of New York - Music School Ranking
47. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York City, NY, 2 doctoral programs

University of Iowa - Music School Ranking
48. University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA, 1 doctoral program

University of California San Diego - Music School Ranking
49. University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA, 3 doctoral programs

University of Chicago - Music School Ranking
50. University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, 1 doctoral program


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