Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.

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Photo by Jesse Scroggins.

Doctor of Philosophy in Dance Program

Our Ph.D. in Dance is a research-oriented program connecting theory with practice in such contexts as artistic process, dance studies, cultural and performance studies, scholarship of teaching and educational leadership, and professional presentation of research interests. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for established professionals in the field - dancers, choreographers, teachers and other dance practitioners - to implement individual data gathering and analysis methodologies in order to contribute new knowledge within the field of dance.

Low Residency Format

Established in 1958, our doctoral program is the longest running and most well-established Ph.D. in Dance program in the nation. Building upon our long history of doctoral study, in summer 2006 we entered a new era of graduate programming with the inauguration of the Low-Residential Format for the Ph.D. in Dance. Responding to the needs of the field and full-time professionals seeking doctoral degrees, we redesigned the format of the Ph.D. program to meet the needs of accomplished working professionals. Learn more about our Low Residency Format.

Degree Details

How to Apply

Program Overview

Need More Information?

To inquire about our doctoral degree program, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Rosemary Candelario