Doctoral Program

In the fall of 2012 the Regents of Baylor University approved the establishment of a doctoral program in Church Music at Baylor University to begin in the Fall of 2014. This is the first doctoral program ever offered by the School of Music.

The doctoral program includes courses of study leading to either the Doctor of Philosophy degree or the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Students will chose which track they wish to pursue based upon their own set of skills and career goals. In order to be admitted, they must complete the specific admission requirements for the degree program of choice.

The Ph.D. is intended principally for students who desire to concentrate their program on academic studies in Church Music. These students will choose a minor area either in music or in an area related to religious studies, and will write a dissertation.

The D.M.A. is intended principally for students who desire to have a strong performance component along with their studies in Church Music. These students will not have a minor area but will take applied lessons and give two recitals, with a supporting document accompanying the second recital. If, after viewing the links below, you have questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. David W. Music at The deadline for completed applications for the Fall of 2016 is February 1, 2016.


Online Application

Entrance Requirements

D.M.A. Audition Requirements

Curriculum and Expectations of Students

Additional Requirements

Financial Resources

Articles About Program

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