Music Education Graduate Programs

Music education faculty members publish research in all the relevant top-tier journals, author books and contribute to chapters in anthologies, and present and conduct at regional, national, and international venues. In addition to cultivating their own research agenda, Music Education Area Faculty work cooperatively with graduate students and serve as mentors for their own research. Faculty and students collaborate on a number of research projects, and share their research at conferences, poster sessions, and publications. 

Master's | Doctorate

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Master of Music in Music Education 

Graduate-Level Credits
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terms of Performance Studies

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

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Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education   

Graduate-Level 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

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