Master and Doctoral Degrees
Five Towns College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and offers several graduate programs. In addition to programs leading to Master’s degrees in Music (M.M.), Five Towns College is proud to offer the Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree. Both levels of graduate degrees offer students, who may already be professionals in the field, the opportunity to show their expertise with a credential that speaks volumes to their knowledge and experience.
For the academic year 2021-22, the College offers four graduate Master of Music degrees that include: Master of Music in Composition, Master of Music in Music Education, Master of Music in Music History, and Master of Music in Performance. Opportunities to study Composition, Music Education, Music History or Performance give students deep content knowledge that can be used as they further their professional experiences and livelihood. The Master’s degree in Music Education provides individuals with a credential that is recognized in the world of education and allows them to pursue a myriad of teaching opportunities. A pinnacle degree that is recognized as the terminal degree in the field is the Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.). Five Towns College is pleased to offer four discrete programs at this level: (1) D.M.A. in Composition and Arranging; (2) D.M.A. in Music Education; (3) D. M.A. in Music History and Literature; and (4) D.M.A. in Performance.
At Five Towns College, earning a Master’s degree or Doctorate of Musical Arts degree provides graduate students with valuable professional development experience, as well as a competitive edge at any career stage. Graduate programs are designed to be both challenging and rewarding with coursework that inspires and prepares students for a variety of careers. Expert pedagogues in the music and entertainment industries provide Five Towns College graduate students with a dynamic, hands-on higher education experience.
Music graduate programs such as our Master in Music Education help students deepen the breadth and scope of their musical passions and teaching skills to enrich the lives of their students. When you choose to advance your own study and research in the field of music, you’ll be on your way to earning a Master of Music degree (M.M.) designed for professional musicians, music business executives, recording engineers and more.
The Five Towns College Music Teacher Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This is a mark of distinction that is of the highest quality in the nation. Five Towns College graduate programs are registered by the New York State Education Department, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and highly regarded. No matter what stage of life you are in or where you are located, a graduate degree in music from Five Towns College will be the right fit for your future!