Performing Arts Schools Offering Doctoral Degrees

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Doctoral degrees with specialization in dance, music, and theatre and drama are offered by 57 performing art schools in 27 states. The most performing arts schools providing doctoral degrees are in California (9 schools), New York (6 schools), Texas (5 schools), and Pennsylvania (4 schools).

The best performing arts doctoral degree programs in the United States are offered by University of Southern California. That school has an excellent performing arts doctoral degree program: five-star rating for curriculum and four-star rating for teaching.

The list of the best fifty performing art schools granting doctoral degrees is below. To check all performing art schools and colleges offering doctoral degrees, narrow your search by state or major.


Top 50 performing arts doctoral degree programs:

University of Southern California - Performing Arts School Ranking
1. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, 6 doctoral programs

Northwestern University - Performing Arts School Ranking
2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL, 10 doctoral programs

University of Washington Seattle - Performing Arts School Ranking
3. University of Washington Seattle

Seattle, WA, 14 doctoral programs

University of Cincinnati - Performing Arts School Ranking
4. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, 3 doctoral programs

The Juilliard School - Performing Arts School Ranking
5. The Juilliard School

New York City, NY, 6 doctoral programs

The New England Conservatory of Music - Performing Arts School Ranking
6. The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, MA, 6 doctoral programs

University of California Davis - Performing Arts School Ranking
7. University of California Davis

Davis, CA, 1 doctoral program

University of California Irvine - Performing Arts School Ranking
8. University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA, 1 doctoral program

New York University - Performing Arts School Ranking
9. New York University

New York City, NY, 2 doctoral programs

Carnegie Mellon University - Performing Arts School Ranking
10. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA, 1 doctoral program

Temple University - Performing Arts School Ranking
11. Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, 1 doctoral program

Indiana University Bloomington - Performing Arts School Ranking
12. Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN, 1 doctoral program

Florida State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
13. Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL, 1 doctoral program

Catholic University of America - Performing Arts School Ranking
14. Catholic University of America

Washington, DC, 4 doctoral programs

The University of Texas at Austin - Performing Arts School Ranking
15. The University of Texas

Austin, TX, 2 doctoral programs

Ohio State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
16. Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, 2 doctoral programs

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Performing Arts School Ranking
17. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN, 1 doctoral program

University of Miami - Performing Arts School Ranking
18. University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL, 2 doctoral programs

Rice University - Performing Arts School Ranking
19. Rice University

Houston, TX, 3 doctoral programs

University of California Riverside - Performing Arts School Ranking
20. University of California Riverside

Riverside, CA, 1 doctoral program

University of Rochester - Performing Arts School Ranking
21. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 3 doctoral programs

University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Performing Arts School Ranking
22. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI, 2 doctoral programs

University of California Los Angeles - Performing Arts School Ranking
23. University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, 1 doctoral program

University of California Berkeley - Performing Arts School Ranking
24. University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 1 doctoral program

University of South Carolina Columbia - Performing Arts School Ranking
25. University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, SC, 1 doctoral program

Boston University - Performing Arts School Ranking
26. Boston University

Boston, MA, 2 doctoral programs

University of Colorado Boulder - Performing Arts School Ranking
27. University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO, 1 doctoral program

University of Missouri Columbia - Performing Arts School Ranking
28. University of Missouri Columbia

Columbia, MO, 1 doctoral program

CUNY Graduate School and University Center - Performing Arts School Ranking
29. CUNY Graduate School and University Center

New York City, NY, 1 doctoral program

University of California San Diego - Performing Arts School Ranking
30. University of California San Diego

La Jolla, CA, 1 doctoral program

University of California Santa Barbara - Performing Arts School Ranking
31. University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, 1 doctoral program

Pennsylvania State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
32. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA, 1 doctoral program

Columbia University in The City of New York - Performing Arts School Ranking
33. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York City, NY, 1 doctoral program

Arizona State University Tempe - Performing Arts School Ranking
34. Arizona State University Tempe

Tempe, AZ, 1 doctoral program

University of Kansas - Performing Arts School Ranking
35. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS, 1 doctoral program

University of Georgia - Performing Arts School Ranking
36. University of Georgia

Athens, GA, 1 doctoral program

University of Pittsburgh - Performing Arts School Ranking
37. University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA, 1 doctoral program

University of Wisconsin Madison - Performing Arts School Ranking
38. University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, WI, 1 doctoral program

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Performing Arts School Ranking
39. University of Illinois

Champaign, IL, 1 doctoral program

Michigan State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
40. Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, 1 doctoral program

University of Oregon - Performing Arts School Ranking
41. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR, 1 doctoral program

University of Missouri Kansas City - Performing Arts School Ranking
42. University of Missouri Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, 1 doctoral program

Texas Woman's University - Performing Arts School Ranking
43. Texas Woman's University

Denton, TX, 1 doctoral program

Wayne State University - Performing Arts School Ranking
44. Wayne State University

Detroit, MI, 1 doctoral program

University of Houston - Performing Arts School Ranking
45. University of Houston

Houston, TX, 1 doctoral program

University of Hawaii at Manoa - Performing Arts School Ranking
46. University of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI, 1 doctoral program

University of Utah - Performing Arts School Ranking
47. University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, 1 doctoral program

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - Performing Arts School Ranking
Yale University - Performing Arts School Ranking
49. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 1 doctoral program

Tufts University - Performing Arts School Ranking
50. Tufts University

Medford, MA, 1 doctoral program

Performing Arts school doctoral degrees by state:

Schools by StateNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Alabama1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in ArizonaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Arkansas9 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in California1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Colorado1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in ConnecticutNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Delaware2 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Florida1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in GeorgiaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Idaho2 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Illinois1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in IndianaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Iowa1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in KansasNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Kentucky1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in LouisianaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Maine2 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Maryland3 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Massachusetts3 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Michigan1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in MinnesotaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Mississippi2 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in MissouriNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in MontanaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in NebraskaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in NevadaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in New HampshireNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in New JerseyNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in New Mexico6 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in New YorkNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in North CarolinaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in North Dakota3 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in OhioNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Oklahoma1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Oregon4 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Pennsylvania1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Rhode Island1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in South CarolinaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in South DakotaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Tennessee5 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Texas1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in UtahNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in VermontNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Virginia1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Washington1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in District of ColumbiaNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in West Virginia1 Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in WisconsinNo Performing Arts Doctoral Degree Schools in Wyoming

Performing Arts doctoral degrees by major:

Dance: 5 schools
Music: 22 schools
Theatre: 36 schools

Other performing arts diplomas:

Certificates: 169 schools
Associate's Degrees: 292 schools
Bachelor's Degrees: 943 schools
Master's Degrees: 239 schools

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