Graduate Division

Curricula for Graduate Degrees

Jazz Studies

Doctor of Music in Jazz Studies

Admission Requirements

Master’s degree in jazz studies, with a major in the same instrument, or its demonstrated equivalent. For additional information, see "Admission Requirements" in the Graduate Division section of this bulletin.


36 credit hours

  • O9-- Jazz Graduate Major (6 cr.)
  • O601 Doctoral Jazz Recital (1-1 cr.)
  • O602 Doctoral Jazz Lecture Recital (1 cr.)
  • E671 Small Jazz Ensemble Pedagogy and Literature (3 cr.)
  • E672 Large Jazz Ensemble Pedagogy and Literature (3 cr.)
  • E673 Pedagogy of Jazz Musicianship (3 cr.)
  • E674 Pedagogy of Jazz History (3 cr.)
  • Two courses selected from:
    • O512 Jazz Composition (3 cr.)
    • O516 Jazz Arranging 1 (3 cr.)
    • O517 Jazz Arranging 2 (3 cr.)
    • O522 Jazz Improvisation 2 (3 cr.)
    • O523 Jazz Improvisation 3 (3 cr.)
  • O630 Jazz Historiography (3 cr.)
  • O645 Special Projects in Jazz 1 (2 cr.)
  • O646 Special Projects in Jazz 2 (2 cr.)
  • M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.)
Minor and Other Required Credits

24 credit hours. See “Structure of Doctoral Curricula” under General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees in this bulletin.

Major Ensemble

Participation determined by the department.

Tool Subject
M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography (2 cr.)

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