***2017-18 application deadline extended to Friday, 13 January, 2017***

DUKE MUSIC GRADUATE PROGRAMS: We offer Ph.D. degrees in Composition,
Ethnomusicology, and Musicology. Students may also pursue doctoral research
in Music Theory or Performance Practice within the context of the
Musicology program. We admit students only to doctoral programs (however,
students may earn a Master of Arts en-route to the doctorate).

- Extensive interaction with faculty members for individualized instruction
- Favorable student-to-faculty ratio
- Flexible curriculum tailored to your interests
- Wide choice of courses in Music History, Ethnomusicology, Composition,
Music Theory, Analysis, and Performance Practice (including projects with
performing artists on the departmental faculty)
- Interdisciplinary study and collaboration with faculty and students of
other departments

GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING: Teaching is an integral academic requirement of
our graduate program.  All graduate students are expected to serve as
teaching assistants as a means of professional preparation for the academic
job market.  Teaching assistants are closely supervised by faculty.
Additionally, graduate students in later years of the program have
opportunities to design and teach undergraduate courses as instructors of

TIME TO COMPLETION & FUNDING: The Ph.D. takes 5 to 7 years, including
course work and a dissertation and/or composition portfolio.  All admitted
graduate students receive 5 years of funding, including full tuition,
a living stipend, health insurance, and compensation for holding a Teaching
Assistantship. Beyond the fifth year, competitive internal fellowships are
available for domestic and international research, covering up to a year
of residency and related expenses.

QUICK START FOR M.A. HOLDERS: Students entering with a Master's degree from
another institution may receive up to four course credits, thus shortening
their course work by a semester.

For more information, please see our website:

John P. Supko
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Graduate Studies
john.supko -at-


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