Students who successfully complete the Music PhD degree from Temple University can pursue an array of careers in professional music organizations as well as in colleges and universities. Depending on your individual concentration, career options available might include the following.

  • Composer professor
  • Film scorist
  • Electronic composer
  • Music teacher
  • Musicology or music theory instructor

Career Services

Boyer College of Music and Dance provides small class sizes, intimate performance ensembles and a tight-knit academic community. Faculty members mentor students on an individual basis, helping them seek out internships and job opportunities.

You may also connect with the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence. Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.