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Music and Music Education

Music & Music Education

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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Personal Statement

As part of the application process, for your personal statement, please thoughtfully consider the questions below and write a 750-1000 word response.

1.   What are your professional career goals?           
      How do you envision your future? 
      Where do you expect to be in five or ten years? 
      What do you expect to be doing?

2.   What are your plans for completion of the degree? 
      How do you anticipate your enrollment status? 
      How long do you expect it will take? 
      How many credits do you anticipate taking each semester?

3.   What are your scholarly interests?

Writing Sample

Academic paper or scholarly article. Doctoral candidates only. 


Applicants for the Ed.D.C.T. must upload a digital media file of a performance to the online application system or arrange for a live audition through the music program office. There are no audition requirements for the M.A., Ed.M., or Ed.D. degree programs.  

Learn More

For more information about applying to Teachers College, Columbia University, please visit the Office of Admissions, email, or call (212) 678-3710.