Graduate Degrees and Programs

The Ohio State University School of Music provides the graduate degree programs listed below. Detailed degree requirements are found in each curriculum sheet (click on the appropriate degree heading).

Master of Arts (MA)

  • Pedagogy: Brass  •  Piano  •  Strings  •  Vocal  •  Woodwind
  • Music Education
  • Musicology
  • Music Theory

Master of Music (MM)

  • Composition
  • Conducting: Choral, Orchestral and Wind
  • Performance: Brass  •  Percussion  •  Piano  •  Strings  •  Voice  •  Woodwind

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Performance:  Brass  •  Percussion  •  Piano  •  Strings  •  Voice  •  Woodwind

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in College and University Teaching


The School of Music offers interdisciplinary studies in both Music Cognition and Ethnomusicology. For program inquiries please contact Professor Daniel Shanahan (Cognition), Professor Arved Ashby (area head of Musicology) or the Graduate Studies Coordinator (