The Doctor of Musical Arts in Music requires a minimum of 90 semester hours of post-baccalaureate coursework. Students who begin study at the master’s level at UNCG must successfully fulfill all requirements for the master’s degree and successfully present a doctoral audition/interview to be admitted into the doctoral program.

The plan of study is developed individually in consultation with the student’s advisory committee. At least 75% of all coursework, exclusive of the dissertation, must be at the 600 or 700 level. A diagnostic examination is administered prior to the first semester of enrollment.

The DMA in Music is offered in the following areas: Collaborative Piano, Choral Conducting, Keyboard, Instrumental Conducting, Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion, and Voice.

Up to 30 hours earned in a master’s program from an accredited graduate school may be applied to the elective portion of this degree. These credits may count toward any elected cognates or help to satisfy competencies with the approval of the doctoral advisory committee and the Director of Graduate Study, in accordance with the academic regulations of The Graduate School.


University Catalog listing for this degree program