The Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology is a vibrant contributor to the College of Music. MHTE maintains a full range of academic programs on the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level. Its PhD is more than fifty years old and was the first doctoral program established at the University of North Texas. Today more than sixty students are enrolled in its graduate programs. As a hub of academic activity, MHTE fosters a wide range of projects and initiatives that enrich the entire college and university. Its faculty members have been recognized with significant awards for outstanding teaching, research, and service.