Music Education Graduate Programs

The graduate degrees in Music Education are designed to fulfill your specific educational and career goals. Students pursuing the Masters Degree may be interested in improving their K-12 public school teaching or preparing to enter a doctoral program leading to university teaching. Our flexible program will meet these needs.  The Doctoral Degree program is highly individualized, research based, and leads to university teaching positions.  Graduate students frequently conduct ensembles, conduct music education research, work with undergraduate music education students, supervise student teachers and work with practicing teachers. They may also choose courses in performance, conducting, composition, or educational leadership. Whatever your focus, our dedicated faculty have the expertise and experience to help you achieve your goals. 

Master's | Doctorate

Master of Music in Music Education 

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Minimum Requirements

Graduate-Level Credits
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Graduates pursuing a MMus in Music Education will take courses which focus in the following areas:

Quantitative Research
History of American Music Education
Music in School and Society
Curricular Strategies
Music History
Music Theory
Expository Writing
Performance Studies

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education   

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Minimum Requirements 

Graduate-Level Credits
Research development credits
Dissertation credits

Graduates pursuing a PhD in Music Education will take courses which focus in the following areas:  

Quantitative Research Methods
College Music Teaching
Psychology of Music
History of Western Music Education
Leading for Equity
Dissertation Proposal Research
Educational Leadership
Music Performance

Student Support

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