University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
65/63 St George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2Z9

Music - Music Education (Flexible-Time)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Music Teacher Education
Description UofT Music has been a national leader since 1946 in the training of music educators for the school, community and university programmes throughout Canada and beyond. And UofT Music has been a key resource for the development of research about educational practice and professional training. Many of our undergraduate students choose Music Education as a specialization when they enter the Faculty of Music, no doubt in part because of the inspiration they received from many of our graduates in school and community programmes. The Music Education program is rich in diversity of offerings, with a very strong core of instrumental, choral and world music pedagogies. We feature courses on teaching music from birth throughout the lifespan, tackling issues of diversity, changing technologies and social justice in global and interdisciplinary forums. At the graduate level, our Music Education students and faculty are leaders in research and applied research in cultural studies, gender studies, vocal and instrumental pedagogy, conducting, improvisation, community music, music and health, and engaging in new research paradigms and methodologies.
Website: Music - Music Education (Flexible-Time) at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 6 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 4] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The flexible-time option is offered to practising professionals whose employment or other professional work is related to their research or study interests. Applicants to the flexible-time PhD program option must apply specifically to this program to be considered. The admission, course, and degree requirements for the flexible-time option are identical to those listed for the full-time PhD program. Applicants must hold a master's degree specializing in Music Education from the University of Toronto with an average standing of B+ or better, or an equivalent degree and standing from another recognized university. An interview with the Music Education faculty must be scheduled whenever possible. An assigned essay may be substituted for the interview with faculty approval. Applicants must provide their results on the Miller Analogies Test. At the discretion of the faculty, applicants may be required to provide a videotape of their teaching expertise. Appropriate letters of reference commenting on the applicant's teaching experience, music performance ability, and academic ability. Students who are considering the flexible-time PhD should ensure that they have adequate time on campus to attend classes and to fulfil the academic requirements of a PhD program.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 25, 2017