An online music education degree is perfect for those who want to share their passion for music. Distance learners in master's in music education online programs gain practical experience developing lesson plans, exploring contemporary teaching methods, and implementing learning tools and techniques. Graduates teach general music classes in elementary, middle, and high schools, offer private lessons, lead music groups, and direct bands, choruses, and orchestras. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of postsecondary teaching will grow 13% over the next seven years, making this a great time to earn a music education degree.

WHAT ARE THE BEST ONLINE MASTER'S IN MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS?

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University of South Florida-Main Campus

Tampa, FL Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 71%

Located in Tampa, Florida, USF serves more than 43,000 students across 14 colleges. The regionally accredited doctoral university offers over 200 programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist, and professional levels. USF's online offerings allow students to pursue their undergraduate and graduate degrees from a distance, including more than two dozen master's programs.

With a focus on techniques in action research, the MA in music education follows a unique curriculum exploring the learner-centered classroom. Students complete nine courses for 30 credits, with the most direct path taking four semesters: summer, fall, spring, and summer.

The learner-centered approach emphasizes peer collaboration, with students working through musical problem-solving in small groups. Teachers provide skill instruction, supervision, recommendations, advice, and assessment when asked.

This online master's in music education program from USF also helps students to develop into proficient action researchers. Enrollees can gain the ability to evaluate, investigate, and analyze past research on learner-centered classrooms. They also learn to assess the effectiveness of learner-centered programs, including their own.

Students can complete all courses online, but they must attend a one-week, on-campus experience in Tampa, which takes place seven weeks into the program. During this week-long experience, students put into practice everything they learned in weeks 1-7. Enrollees break out into learner-centered groups; solve musical problems; create new material; and learn techniques for recording, mixing, and producing.

To apply, applicants must bring two years of K-12 music teaching experience and an accredited undergraduate degree in music. Each candidate must possess an overall 3.0 for all upper-division courses, as well as all music, music education, and education courses. The USF music education faculty grants final approval of all accepted students. USF admits students three times a year in the fall, spring, and summer.


Program Overview
Program Name: MA in Music Education
Tuition: $435/credit in-state; $881/credit out-of-state
Credit Requirements: 30 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum
Work Experience: 2 years of K-12 music teaching

Contact
Phone: (813) 974-2311
Email: davidw@usf.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Boston University

Boston, MA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 87%

Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, BU enrolls more than 34,000 students a year, with approximately 44% pursuing graduate degrees or professional studies. The private research university features more than 300 programs and began offering online courses in 2002.

In BU's master of music in music education program, students complete a minimum of eight courses for 32 credits. They learn new techniques in teaching music, ground their research skills in theory and history, and sharpen their analytical thinking. The curriculum breaks down into 12 credits of music education, four credits of music theory, and 16 credits in approved electives.

As part of the music education core, each student can complete a 14-week culminating capstone on vision and design. In it, students examine the development of site-specific music curricula and bring together elements of all previous coursework. This course also serves as the program's comprehensive examination. Students choose four courses from a list of 16. Elective courses explore music technology, advocacy and policy in arts education, community music, and orchestration.

All courses but the capstone last seven weeks. Students can graduate in 18-24 months by taking two courses per term. Exit requirements for graduate students in the College of Fine Arts include a 3.0 GPA or higher, as well as maintaining good academic standing.

Admission consideration starts with a completed application to the College of Fine Arts, which must include official transcripts, a personal statement, current resume, examples of scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education
Tuition: $825/credit
Credit Requirements: 32 credits
Program Length: 18-24 months

Delivery
Format: Online

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (617) 353-3350
Email: cfastu@bu.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 85%

Founded in 1785, UGA ranks among the three oldest public universities in the U.S. Today, the land- and sea-grant university educates over 37,500 undergraduate and graduate students across 17 schools and colleges. UGA is one of the top three U.S. producers of Rhodes Scholars in the past two decades, with 24 to the university's name.

UGA offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields and 30 master's degrees in 130 areas of study. The regionally accredited research university also offers specialist, doctoral, and professional degrees. The master of music education prepares certified music teachers to assume leadership roles in their classrooms and schools.

The 33-credit program emphasizes the development of skills in curriculum design, mentorship, and teacher research. The online master's in music education program helps teachers further develop their analytical skills through such classes as research design in music education, trends and issues in music teaching, and assessment and policy.

Students admitted to this master of music education online program begin matriculation in the summer and graduate in two years. The program gives students a choice of emphasis: general, choral, or instrumental music. Completion of UGA's online music education master's degree leads to Georgia teacher certification in music at the T-5 level.

Admission criteria include an accredited bachelor's degree in music education and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or better. Also, applicants must either hold certification to teach K-12 music, qualify for such certification, or possess equivalent competencies. UGA's Hodgson School of Music allows students to transfer six credits into the program.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music Education
Available Concentrations: Choral; instrumental music
Tuition: $629/credit
Credit Requirements: 33 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Online

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum
Work Experience: K-12 music teaching certification

Contact
Phone: (706) 452-7930
Email: online@uga.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Florida International University

Miami, FL Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 57%

FIU in Miami, Florida, enrolls an estimated 57,000 students as a doctoral university and ranks in the top 10 largest universities in the United States. Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, FIU boasts more than 265 degrees, including over 150 at the graduate level. The university's online offerings date back more than 20 years.

The MS in music education provides graduate students with the opportunity to craft a curriculum that supports their unique professional interests and goals. All students complete 30-32 credits for the online master's in music education program through a combination of courses on music research, theories, philosophy, policy, and psychology.

The curriculum splits into 12 credits in music education; six in music courses focused on analytical techniques, theory, or history, nine in personal-focused electives; and 3-5 in research. The program also gives students a choice between a thesis paper or capstone project that synthesizes an understanding of all program concepts, applications, and ideas.

All candidates for the master of music education online program must apply to FIU and the School of Music. To help with course placement, applicants must also take theory and history placement tests; FIU can arrange these tests to coincide with the applicant's audition day.

Each music education applicant must submit a video of classroom teaching and a 1,000-word essay, plus sit for an in-person or Skype interview. If qualified, the candidate will audition in person at the university. FIU no longer requires the GRE for admission.


Program Overview
Program Name: MS in Music Education
Tuition: $456/credit in-state; $1,002/credit out-of-state
Credit Requirements: 30 credits

Delivery
Format: Online

Contact
Phone: (305) 348-2896
Email: music@fiu.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 80%

As Minnesota's flagship university, U of M in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves over 47,000 students, administering more than 150 majors and 200 graduate and professional studies programs. The university also offers flexible programs online and in the evenings that allow students with busy schedules to enroll.

The 33-credit master of music in music education allows students to align the program with their career goals. The program takes on the philosophy, history, and practice of teaching music to help practicing educators further develop and enhance their techniques, methods, and pedagogical approaches.

Students can focus on pedagogy or research. In the pedagogical track, learners delve into the areas of assessment, curriculum development, and comprehensive musicianship. Students in the research track can prepare for future Ph.D. work by exploring the inquiry and analysis of music teaching and learning.

Example topics include student-centered learning, music technology, and philosophical education. Online learners take synchronous courses during the evening throughout the year, except during summer. In the summer months, courses in this online master of music education program become week-long seminars.

Each applicant should hold an appropriate bachelor's degree in music, a 3.0 GPA, and licensure to teach K-12 music. U of M also prefers that candidates cite previous K-12 music teaching experience. All music education and music therapy applicants must interview with the faculty either in person or online through Skype. U of M holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education
Available Concentrations: Pedagogical track; research track
Tuition: $8,532/semester in-state; $13,206/semester out-of-state
Credit Requirements: 30-33 credits

Delivery
Format: Hybrid
Instruction Style: Synchronous

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum
Work Experience: K-12 music teaching experience (preferred)

Contact
Phone: (612) 624-5740
Email: music@umn.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 75%

UB in Buffalo, New York, is a flagship institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. As the largest of the 64 SUNY campuses, UB enrolls over 31,000 students a year, with approximately 31.5% pursuing their graduate or professional studies.

UB offers over 125 undergraduate degrees and 320 graduate, professional, and certificate programs. The Association of American Universities admitted UB to the group of 62 institutions in 1989, and UB holds regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The master of education in music education at UB requires 33 credits split among four core courses, four content electives, and three education electives. Through this master's in music education online program, students develop skills in designing curriculum and assessment that enhances music learning.

Features of the program include an in-depth study of the psychology of learning and the role it plays in active music making. Students also explore data-driven instruction, the integration of digital technologies in music production, and the value of music in a K-12 curriculum.

Students typically take 2-3 full-time semesters to complete all requirements. Successful completion of the program leads to professional certification for music education in New York. Learners must earn grades of "B-" or higher for all coursework.

To apply to UB's online music education master's degree, each applicant must either have a bachelor's degree in music or, if in another major, completed at least 30 credit hours in music. Additional prerequisite criteria include a public recital; keyboard proficiency exam; and a secondary instrument proficiency in woodwinds, brasses, percussion, or strings. UB requires the GRE or MAT test for admission.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Education in Music Education
Tuition: $5,545/semester in-state; $6,655/semester out-of-state
Credit Requirements: 33 credits
Program Length: 2-3 semesters

Delivery
Format: Online

Admission Requirements
Standardized Tests: GRE or MAT

Contact
Phone: (716) 645-2455
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 80%

Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey, serves more than 70,000 students as the largest institution of higher education in the state. Regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the public research university offers more than 150 undergraduate majors and 400 graduate programs. In 1989, Rutgers became one of the 62 research universities of the Association of American Universities.

Thirty credits comprise the master of music in music education, with students taking 18 credits of study in music education and 12 in music history, music theory, and ethnomusicology. This master's in music education online program focuses on music learning processes and improved personal musicianship to serve the professional needs of established K-12 music teachers.

Students in this program deepen their understanding of current issues facing K-12 music education and the art of teaching. The Mason Gross School of Arts adheres to the belief that music teaching reflects the teacher's level of musicianship. The school's programs, including the music education online master's program, emphasize the development of high-level music skills.

The online program offers practicing teachers a flexible format that accommodates their schedules and time commitments. Students can attend part- or full-time, and they can start in the fall, spring, or summer.

The Rutgers online music education master's degree does not require a performance audition or a dissertation at program's end. Admission criteria include an accredited undergraduate degree in music or music education with a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher and at least one year of teaching experience. Each applicant must also submit either a video that shows them teaching or provide professional letters of reference.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education
Tuition: $940/credit
Credit Requirements: 30 credits

Delivery
Format: Online

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (732) 932-9190
Email: music@mgsa.rutgers.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 62%

Founded in 1907, ECU in Greenville, North Carolina, offers more than 80 bachelor's, 70 master's, and 15 doctoral degrees, plus over 80 department certificates and 120 online degrees and certificate programs. Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, ECU's 29,000-member student body represents all 100 North Carolina counties, 48 states, the District of Columbia, and 44 countries.

The master of music in music education offers seven areas of emphasis and requires students to complete 33-35 credits to graduate. Students who choose pedagogical studies can complete all requirements entirely online; however, the other six areas of emphasis include a one-year residency. These six tracks include music therapy, choral conducting, instrumental conducting, Suzuki string pedagogy, performance, and theory-composition.

The MM in music education leads to graduate teacher licensure in North Carolina. The curriculum splits into 16 credits in the music education core, three in teacher education, three in advanced analysis, and 10-13 in the student's chosen area of emphasis.

In the fully online pedagogical studies track, learners take four courses and earn a minimum of 10 credits. The program also leaves the direction of the track up to the student. Students can choose among elementary school instruction, secondary school instruction, or instructional techniques and problems in music education.

Students can transfer up to six credits from an accredited graduate program into the music education online master's program at ECU. Entrance requirements include an undergraduate degree in music education or equivalent and a valid teaching license. Each applicant must also submit a portfolio containing a resume, scholarly writing sample, and documentation of teaching experience.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education
Available Concentrations: Pedagogical studies; music therapy; choral or instrumental conducting; Suzuki string pedagogy; performance; theory-composition
Tuition: $249/credit in-state; $894/credit out-of-state
Credit Requirements: 33-35 credits

Delivery
Format: Online

Admission Requirements
Standardized Tests: GRE, MAT, or GMAT

Contact
Phone: (252) 328-4871
Email: hairstonm@ecu.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 59%

Founded in 1923, TTU in Lubbock, Texas, educates more than 38,000 students a year as a comprehensive research university. In 2015, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmed TTU's regional accreditation through 2025. The university offers 150 undergraduate, 100 graduate, and 50 doctoral programs.

Students in TTU's master of music education can complete all courses from a distance through a combination of asynchronous online classes and synchronous video-conference sessions. Learners can choose between a 30-credit thesis track and a 36-credit non-thesis track.

The master's in music education online program at TTU allows students to pair five required courses with electives based on their interests and with input from the major professor. Electives can emphasize various areas of music education, including best practices used for band, orchestra, choir, or elementary students; conducting; music research; and applied lessons.

The required courses for the degree include three specific to music education, one on musicology, and one in music theory. For students in the non-thesis track, the program culminates with an oral presentation on the impact of the degree coursework. Non-thesis students also take additional courses on topics like symphonic literature, harmony and voice, and pedagogy of music theory.

Alternatively, students can apply to the summers-only program, in which they must complete residence during the summer or with additional long-term coursework. This program, similar to the fully online music education master's degree, accommodates the schedules of practicing teachers.

To gain acceptance into the program, students must obtain approval by the School of Music and admission to Texas Tech Graduate School. The committee reviews an applicant's curriculum vitae, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and supporting audio/video materials. TTU does not require the GRE for any graduate music degree.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music Education
Available Concentrations: Thesis track; non-thesis track
Tuition: $8,954/year in-state; $17,254/year out-of-state
Credit Requirements: 30-36 credits

Delivery
Format: Online
Instruction Style: Synchronous or asynchronous

Contact
Phone: (806) 742-2270
Email: schoolofmusic@ttu.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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San Jose State University

San Jose, CA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 57%

SJSU in San Jose, California, offers 145 areas of study and over 100 concentrations to more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, SJSU features 15 online and hybrid graduate programs, along with fully online professional certificates in business and management and computer and information systems.

Students in the three-summer MA in music with a specialization in music education follow the same curriculum as the regular school-year program. The progressive program bases course content on Venezuela's El Sistema program, which features the motto "Music for Social Change." Ideals of the program include youth development, rigorous musicianship, and access.

This hybrid master of music education online program integrates theory with practice. Students complete reading-intensive, theoretical coursework online. Enrollees then take part in two-week residencies in San Jose where they participate in activity-based workshops and explore best practices.

Students progress through the three-summer program as a cohort and complete a total of 30 credits. Ten-credit summers break down into two online core courses for six credits, three residency electives for three credits, and one culminating project unit for one credit.

Prospective students must apply to both SJSU and the School of Music and Dance. Graduate school applicants must hold accredited bachelor's degrees and 2.5 GPAs. The School of Music and Dance desires applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in music and bring a certain level of teaching experience. The school does not require the GRE.


Program Overview
Program Name: 3-Summer MA in Music With Specialization in Music Education
Tuition: $11,640
Credit Requirements: 30 credits
Program Length: 3 summer sessions (preferably consecutive)

Delivery
Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements
GPA: 2.5 minimum
Work Experience: Teaching experience

Contact
Phone: (408) 924-1000
Email: mused-summer-ma@sjsu.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 69%

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, CSU serves over 23,500 students, including nearly 4,000 graduate students. Founded in 1870 as an agricultural college, CSU today is one of the nation's public research universities, offering over 250 programs in more than 75 areas of study.

CSU administers the 30-credit master of music in music education through a hybrid program of online courses and two-week summer residencies. Students in this master's in music education online degree gain experience with Kodály philosophy and teachings. Upon the program's end, each student can obtain a master's degree and national Kodály music teaching certification.

This master's in music education online program takes place over three summers, which accommodates the schedule of most practicing teachers. While the online courses cover theory and research, the two-week residencies allow students to apply newly learned techniques and methods. The annual Colorado Kodály Institute enables students to gain hands-on experience with real-time feedback.

Grounded in the teachings of the Hungarian music educator Zoltán Kodály, the Kodály educational program explores such concepts as the importance of a sequential curriculum and how enjoyment can prove a motivating factor to learning. The method introduces music in stages and reinforces concepts through rhythmic movements and activities, such as singing games.

Enrollees can complete all degree and certification requirements in 2.5 years. Each prospective student must hold an accredited bachelor's degree in music and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants should also possess their state license to teach music, though CSU may make exceptions depending on the individual case. CSU holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education - Kodaly Emphasis Option
Tuition: $568/credit
Credit Requirements: 30 credits
Program Length: 2.5 years

Delivery
Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (970) 491-2665
Email: joy.nyenhuis@colostate.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 68%

As a public research university in Cedar Falls, Iowa, UNI enrolls nearly 12,000 students each fall. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, UNI offers over 90 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate programs. More than 2,000 students take advantage of UNI's online courses, interactive video conferencing, and off-campus classes.

The master of music in music education helps teachers develop their leadership skills and credentials. The 33-credit master's in music education online program follows a cohort schedule over two years.

The program begins by exploring the foundations of music education and progresses through courses on the developments and trends in the field, music history and music theory, research methodology, and progressive methods in music teaching.

UNI's online music education master's degree delivers course content through interactive, synchronous video conferences on Monday evenings in the fall and spring. The summer terms may include additional video conferences. A bulk of the coursework takes place during the summer, with students enrolling in only one course during the spring and fall terms.

All prospective students must take the Departmental Diagnostic Examination for assessment purposes. This exam helps identify a student's knowledge of music history and music theory. The formative assessment helps guide the course of study for admitted students. This examination does not factor into admission decisions.

Each applicant should possess an accredited baccalaureate degree in music, or a demonstrated equivalent, and a 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate coursework. A GPA of 2.75-2.99 can lead to provisional admission into UNI. Each music education major must sit for an in-person or telephone interview with a member of the graduate music education faculty. The school does not require the GRE.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education
Tuition: $509/credit
Credit Requirements: 37 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Online
Instruction Style: Synchronous and asynchronous

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (319) 273-7211
Email: ContinuingEd@uni.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 47%

Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, enrolls over 100,000 residential and online students as the largest college in the state. In online education, the evangelical university offers 35 online bachelor's degrees and more than 65 master's programs in 14 areas of study, including education, government, health sciences, law, and music.

Liberty administers the 39-credit master of arts in music education fully online, enabling practicing teachers to pursue their advanced degree without disrupting their work in the field. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, this master's in music education online program also proves ideal for students who wish to transition from careers in music into teaching.

The online music education master's degree consists of four areas of coursework: foundational studies, music studies, music education studies, and research studies. Course topics include analytical techniques, conducting, music technology, music in America, and the principles of curricula and pedagogy for music education.

Liberty gives students five years to complete the program, though most students graduate within two. Transfer credit can reduce program length considerably, and Liberty's generous transfer credit policy allows admitted students to apply up to 50% of approved credits toward their degrees.

While students can complete the music education master's program at Liberty entirely online, they can also sign up for on-campus intensive courses in Lynchburg. These courses provide students with the opportunity to interact with peers, instructors, and leading professionals in the field.

Each applicant should hold an accredited bachelor's degree in music, music education, worship, or a related field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Liberty holds regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Program Overview
Program Name: MA in Music Education
Tuition: $565/credit
Credit Requirements: 39 credits
Program Length: 1.5 years

Delivery
Format: Online
Instruction Style: Asynchronous

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (800) 424-9596
Email: luograd@liberty.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 54%

Thanks to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, state residents and nonresidents alike can complete a master's in music education online in as little as 1.5 years. Students can pursue their degree entirely online or take a blend of online and face-to-face classes. An optional, one-week residency takes place each summer, but no on-campus visits are required. The program at Greensboro is the oldest music education master's degree in the entire UNC system, with accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Advanced music education studies prepare professionals to complete research tasks, enrich children's musical experiences, and tackle issues large and small in their classrooms. Course highlights include issues in multicultural music education, music for exceptional children, and methods and materials in music reading instruction.

The 34-credit curriculum also covers conducting, music performance, music composition, ethnomusicology, music history, and music theory. In lieu of a research thesis, UNCG requires all students to develop an advanced portfolio designed to achieve national board certification. Graduates may also qualify for North Carolina Advanced Teaching Licensure in Music.

The graduate college accepts applications to the music education master's program year round, with start dates occurring each May, July, and October. Prospective students should hold a bachelor's degree in music education with a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Required application materials include three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, a personal/professional statement, and resume. Applicants do not need to submit GRE scores.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education
Tuition: $904/credit resident in-state; $1,671/credit out-of-state
Credit Requirements: 34 credits
Program Length: 1.5-2 years

Delivery
Format: Online

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (336) 315-7044
Email: uncgonline@uncg.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney, NE Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 61%

A leader in distance education for more than 100 years, the University of Nebraska offers more than 200 online programs in more than a dozen fields of study. The flexible master of music education online program, offered by the university's Kearney campus, is ideal for certified educators seeking professional development, musicians hoping to enhance career opportunities, and those interested in pursuing postgraduate education. All course components adhere to an online, asynchronous format, with no on-campus visits required.

The 36-credit curriculum features core courses that introduce students to music research, music analysis, and choral literature. Twenty elective options allow for the versatile customization of each student's degree plan. Individual pedagogy courses are available for brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, piano, vocal, wind band, and choral. Music history courses offer studies in 20th-century, romantic, classical, and baroque music. Students can round out their experience with graduate-level private lessons, special topics in music, or social and philosophical education courses.

Upon completion of at least 24 credits, students may pursue their final capstone, a research or performance project that integrates at least two program content areas: aesthetics, education, history/literature, theory, pedagogy/methods, or performance. Prospective UNK students must hold a bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution and a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA, and they must supply transcripts, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and resume. Three annual application deadlines occur prior to the fall, spring, and summer semesters.


Program Overview
Program Name: MA in Education - Music Education
Tuition: $302/credit in-state; $482/credit out-of-state
Credit Requirements: 36 credits

Delivery
Format: Online
Instruction Style: Asynchronous

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (888) 622-0332
Email: gradstudies@unk.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Hope International University

Fullerton, CA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 48%

A private, Christian institution based in Fullerton, California, Hope International University offers a music education online master's designed with middle, intermediate, and high school music educators in mind. Through online classes, evening classes on campus, or a combination of both, students can earn their master of education with a concentration in music education in as little as 12-18 months. All students pay the same competitive tuition rate regardless of state residency.

The degree plan includes 21 credits of core courses and nine credits of capstone requirements. Although HIU's music education program offers no open electives, students partake in a well-rounded study of both education and music. Three core courses focus on world music, western classical music, and the history of American music.

Four additional core courses focus on ethics, foundations, and contemporary issues in the field of education. At the culmination of the program, students complete either an action research project, relating to classroom curriculum, or a thesis, relating to an issue in the field of music education.

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and provide official transcripts from all previously attended colleges. Admission to HIU requires no music audition or submission of standardized test scores. All online classes at HIU adhere to an asynchronous format, allowing students to complete weekly course requirements according to their own schedule. This feature allows music education students to maintain part- or full-time jobs while obtaining their graduate degree.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Education
Available Concentrations: Music education
Tuition: $620/credit
Credit Requirements: 30 credits
Program Length: 12-18 months

Delivery
Format: Online or hybrid
Instruction Style: Asynchronous

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (888) 352-4673
Email: hiuadmissions@hiu.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 60%

The University of Hawaii at Manoa offers a flexible master of arts in music education program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. In this hybrid program, students complete courses for their master's in music education both online and on campus. Thirteen course options are available through e-learning technology. However, students must live close enough to the Honolulu campus to participate regularly in required ensembles and complete courses not available online, including music theory and select electives.

The 30-credit degree plan requires the study of musicology/ethnomusicology, music theory or composition, and music education. Course highlights include sound systems of world music, music education and the internet, and Asian and Pacific music in education. All students must earn 1-2 credits in performance by participating in one of UH Manoa's ensembles, which represent both Western and non-Western traditions. The program offers 5-6 credits of open music electives so students may customize their degree according to their interests and professional goals.

UH Manoa accepts new graduate music education students twice a year in the fall and spring. Prospective students should possess an undergraduate degree in music education, a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, and one year of full-time music education experience. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in another discipline may apply if they possess music education licensure. Due to the hybrid nature of the program, fully remote students cannot apply for full degree admission, but they may register for single, select courses through the UH Outreach College.


Program Overview
Program Name: MA in Music Education
Tuition: $663/credit
Credit Requirements: 30 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum
Work Experience: 1 year of full-time music teaching

Contact
Phone: (808) 956-7756
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 71%

Students who earn an online music education master's degree from Temple University can focus their studies on applied practice, academic research, or both. When enrolled full time, highly motivated students can complete all degree requirements in as little as two years. Paid teaching experience is not explicitly required for admission, but all students must possess teacher certification in at least one state before applying. To promote affordable and accessible learning options, Temple's online music education program offers a reduced tuition rate for all students, regardless of where they live.

The flexible, 30-credit curriculum holds programmatic accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Required core courses include measurement and evaluation in music and psychology of music learning and behavior.

The bulk of the program consists of 15 credits studying music education and supporting areas (music theory, music history, ethnomusicology, etc.). These open credits allow individuals to tailor their degree to their own interests and goals. Under the supervision and guidance of program faculty, all students complete either a final project or a master's thesis prior to graduation.

Temple accepts applications for the online music education program year round. Prospective students must provide transcripts showing a completed music education bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and resume. Temple also requires remote music education applicants to provide a video, no more than 15 minutes in length, demonstrating their teaching abilities. The video may be formal or informal and feature one-on-one or ensemble instruction.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education
Available Concentrations: Music education practice; music education research
Tuition: $762/credit
Credit Requirements: 30 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Online

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum
Work Experience: Practicing music educator

Contact
Phone: (215) 204-8598
Email: music@temple.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 70%

Kansas State University offers a master of music education online, ideal for working educators who spend summer months off the clock. This summer-based graduate program provides the opportunity to enhance the fundamental knowledge and practical skills of music educators at all grade levels. Using a hybrid approach, K-State offers the flexibility of online classes with the hands-on appeal of an intensive, one-week residency that occurs on campus each June.

The 32-credit curriculum at K-State requires the study of several core areas: pedagogy and music education, music theory, music history, and research skills. To further focus their studies, students select either an elementary/general sequence, instrumental sequence, or choral sequence. Each sequence requires an additional set of major-related courses, such as world music pedagogy, advanced instrumental rehearsing techniques, or advanced choral conducting.

As a final capstone, students create a video teaching demonstration. An accompanying written report provides details about the demonstrated lesson plan, the student's teaching philosophy, and their reflections on the K-State program.

Admission to the music master's degree does not require GRE scores or an audition. Applicants should, however, hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline, with a 3.0 GPA in the final two years of study. Additional required materials may include a statement of objectives, resume, list of academic/professional references, and unofficial transcripts. K-State accepts new students to this summer program once a year.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music
Available Concentrations: Music education
Tuition: $568/credit
Credit Requirements: 32 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (785) 532-5575
Email: global@k-state.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 46%

Each online course at Tarleton State University lasts eight weeks, allowing students to earn their music education online master's in as little as two years while taking one consecutive course at a time. The program requires no face-to-face classes or residencies, but students who live close to the campus in Stephenville, Texas, may participate in ensembles, applied lessons, and, if eligible, a graduate assistantship.

Core coursework includes foundations of music education, advanced elementary or secondary pedagogy, two research courses, and one musicology course of the student's choice. Nine credits of open music and education electives allow for degree customization. Popular course options include marching band methods and technology in the music classroom.

Tarleton offers three tracks for the program's final capstone: thesis, curriculum project, or additional courses in lieu of capstone credits. Regardless of the track selected, all students must complete a comprehensive exam proctored on campus or at an approved testing center near the student's home.

Tarleton offers six start dates throughout the year and accepts applications to the music education program on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, prospective students should apply no later than one month before their preferred start date. Required application materials include official transcripts and a goals statement of 600 words or fewer. GRE scores and letters of recommendation are not required. Accepted students may transfer up to 12 credits of prior graduate education, subject to approval from the program director and college of graduate studies.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education
Tuition: $222/credit in-state; $637/credit out-of-state
Credit Requirements: 36 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Online

Admission Requirements
GPA: 2.5 minimum

Contact
Phone: (254) 968-9000
Email: gradinfo@tarleton.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 56%

Every graduate student enrolled in an online program at Eastern Illinois University pays low, in-state tuition rates, making the online music education master's degree an affordable option for working educators. All courses offer fully online completion, supplemented with a required, one-week summer residency on campus in Charleston, Illinois. New students can join the program during any semester, following a set sequence to complete nine courses and a capstone project.

EIU's 32-credit curriculum requires the study of research methods; curriculum and assessment; music theory pedagogy; and the history, philosophy, and psychology of music education. A unique graduate seminar introduces students to social justice issues in the music education field. Scheduled in conjunction with related online coursework, the required on-campus residency allows educators to develop new classroom skills and pursue individual interests through hands-on, project-based learning.

Students complete a final capstone by analyzing data from research projects developed in a prerequisite course. Using this data, students must write an extensive research paper and complete an online presentation.

To pursue degree candidacy, prospective students must submit separate applications to the EIU graduate school and the department of music. The graduate school requires a minimum undergraduate 2.75 GPA for full admission, though students with lower grades may receive acceptance on a provisional basis. To apply to the music education program, applicants must possess at least one year of teaching experience; complete a personal interview; and provide a statement of interest, resume, and two letters of recommendation.


Program Overview
Program Name: MA in Music
Available Concentrations: Music education
Tuition: $296/credit
Credit Requirements: 32 credits
Program Length: 2.5 years

Delivery
Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements
GPA: 2.75 minimum
Work Experience: 1 year of teaching

Contact
Phone: (217) 581-3010
Email: music@eiu.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, NM Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 46%

New Mexico State University offers more than 60 online associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees to online learners around the globe. NMSU's dedication to affordability allows all e-learning students to pay the same competitive tuition rate, regardless of state residency. A 100% online format means working teachers can earn their master of music with a concentration in music education. The program holds accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music.

Students working toward a master's in music education online complete 31 credits of coursework. The program focuses on music education courses which fulfill nine credits. Additional studies cover music history and literature; research methods; and one open elective in education, music, or another approved area. Students can complete the four-credit capstone requirement in one of two ways: composing a master's thesis or developing an approved project. All master of music candidates must pass a final, comprehensive oral exam in order to graduate.

Program start dates occur each fall; spring and summer admissions are possible but not guaranteed, depending upon the semester's course offerings. Prospective students must possess a bachelor's degree in music or music education and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Required application materials include official transcripts, three letters of recommendation from music professionals, and a writing sample. Applicants should also be prepared to complete an interview via Skype. The music education track requires no GRE or audition.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music
Available Concentrations: Music education
Tuition: $377/credit
Credit Requirements: 31 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Online

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (575) 646-2601
Email: jshearer@nmsu.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 40%

The master of music in music education program available from the University of West Georgia suits elementary and secondary educators seeking advanced training. This online program requires no face-to-face components or on-campus visits, and it holds accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. All students pay in-state tuition prices, regardless of state residency.

To earn a master's in music education online, UWG online students must complete a 30-credit curriculum. Core courses include research in education, factors of musical learning, and history and philosophy of music education. A number of opportunities allow students to customize their degree according to their professional and personal interests.

A required seminar course encourages students to research a current trend of their choice in music education policy or practice. Students fulfill the final nine credits of their degree through music and education electives and/or an optional master's thesis.

UWG accepts new students into the music education program three times each year. Applicants must possess a bachelor's in music education or a bachelor's in music with professional teacher certification. Required admission materials include three letters of recommendation and a written statement of 400-500 words. Accepted students with prior graduate education may transfer up to six eligible credits. Course equivalencies are determined by the music department and UWG Transfer Team.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music
Available Concentrations: Music Education
Tuition: $227/credit
Credit Requirements: 30 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Online

Contact
Phone: (678) 839-6516
Email: khibbard@westga.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 55%

The University of South Dakota offers the only master of music degree in the entire state, with specializations available in music education, performance, music history, conducting, and collaborative piano. The music education specialization offers two further options for narrowing a student's focus: instrumental music education or vocal/choral music education. Structured as a hybrid program, classes take place both online and on campus, with a schedule designed to fit the needs of working public school teachers.

USD's master of music education online requires the completion of 30 credits. Core areas of study include music bibliography, music theory, music history and literature, and music education. To supplement coursework, students participate in at least one intensive on-site workshop. Focused on a single area or topic, these workshops generally involve lectures, conferences, committee work, and group activity. USD offers two options for the program's cumulative capstone: a master's thesis or a graduate music education project. The coursework and capstone schedule allows for completion of all requirements in as little as two years.

USD accepts graduate school applications on a rolling basis and accepts new music students at the beginning of each spring, summer, and fall semester. Prospective students must possess a bachelor's degree and minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7; they must supply official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. Applicants must also complete an interview with a music education professor. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available each year, requiring a separate application.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music in Music Education
Available Concentrations: Instrumental music education; vocal/choral music education
Tuition: $451/credit
Credit Requirements: 30 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements
GPA: 2.7 minimum

Contact
Phone: (605) 658-3466
Email: music@usd.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 48%

The University of Northern Colorado combines the best attributes of online and on-campus learning with its master of music-music education emphasis program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. All online courses come with the flexibility of asynchronous online learning, designed to fit around a standard teaching schedule. An annual, three-week, workshop style course -- which takes place on campus each June -- promotes interactive study, collaboration, dynamic discussion, and hands-on application of course competencies.

A curriculum of 30 credits includes a set of online core courses studying research methods, current trends, and foundations of music education. Students earn a majority of credits during the summer intensives by fulfilling elective, professional education, and music requirements. UNC offers two capstone options for this degree. Students who select the thesis option enroll in an additional six credits and complete a master's thesis and defense. The comprehensive exam option requires no additional credits. All degree components can be completed in two years. UNC accepts up to six applicable transfer credits.

The music education online master's caters to working band, choir, vocal, and music teachers. However, undergraduate music majors without a teaching certification can add supplemental courses to gain licensure eligibility. Prospective applicants should hold a bachelor's degree and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and they should provide letters of recommendation, a resume, statement of purpose, and scholarly writing sample. Auditions are not required. New students can begin classes in any semester. All students receive the same tuition rates, regardless of state residency.


Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Music
Available Concentrations: Music education
Tuition: $520/credit
Credit Requirements: 30-36 credits
Program Length: 2 years

Delivery
Format: Hybrid

Admission Requirements
GPA: 3.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (970) 351-1132
Email: mark.allwein@unco.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

What Else can I Expect from an Online Master's in Music Education Program?

Students pursuing a master's in music education online expand their musical knowledge and gain teaching skills. All online master's in music education programs include classes in music theory, history, and curriculum design, but some programs may emphasize areas such as Kodaly methods, choral music, or instrumental music.

Curriculum for an Online Master's Degree in Music Education

Specific coursework required for an online music education degree varies by program, but below are a few sample courses to expect:

  • Historical and philosophical foundations of music education: This course explores the foundations of music, back to ancient Greece. Students examine the purpose of music education in an historical and contemporary context to define the reasoning behind instructional and curricular decisions.
  • Research in music education: This course explores research proposals, criteria evaluation, data collection and interpretation, analysis presentation, and the application of findings to teaching practices. Students conduct interviews, develop scholarly writing skills, and examine literature, resources, and materials.
  • Pedagogy and instructional design in music education: Students learn to develop, plan, design, implement, and evaluate music lessons and curricula. Coursework explores conceptual frameworks, learning theories, pedagogical approaches, learning tools, and assessment techniques.
  • Psychology of music: Students explore the acoustics of music, human responses, hearing, and perception to understand how humans interact with music. This study of psychological principles and theories prepares graduates to meet the needs of individual students.

How Long Does It Take To Get An Online Master's In Music Education?

A typical online master's in music education requires 30 to 36 credits, which full-time students typically complete in 18 to 24 months. Completion time depends on the school and whether the student transfers in credits. Most programs allow students to apply some previously earned credits toward their degree, but some schools are stricter than others. Generally, students may bring up to six credits from previous studies, but some schools allow 10, 12, or even more credits. Some courses run for eight-week quarter sessions, while others last full semesters. Cohort-based programs require students to take coursework in a strict sequence, as each class builds on the previous one. Individually paced programs, however, offer customizable curricula and personalized scheduling.

Accreditation for Online Master's in Music Education Degrees

Accreditation shows that a school is committed to academic excellence through a comprehensive review process. Online music education degree programs may be regionally and/or institutionally accredited. Six U.S. agencies award regional accreditation to schools that meet rigorous standards. On the other hand, institutional accreditation applies to a department or program, and institutional accrediting bodies focus on a particular area of study. Music majors should look for accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Established in 1924, NASM comprises more than 600 accredited conservatories, schools, universities, and colleges.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) establishes federal financial aid policies, conducts research on schools, identifies and addresses education-related issues, and ensures equal access to education. While ED does not accredit educational institutions or programs, the department recognizes and approves accrediting agencies. ED promotes the accreditation of institutions and ensures steady improvement of academic quality. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation is a leading advocacy membership organization made of up more than 3,000 colleges, universities, and accrediting agencies. ED and CHEA each maintain a list of recognized accrediting agencies.

Employment Outlook for Master's in Music Education Graduates

Graduates with an online music education master's degree pursue careers in academic leadership, curriculum design and research, and teaching. Graduates share their passion for music by directing bands, choruses, and orchestras, leading community outreach groups, and conducting private lessons. Some music professionals teach university classes, lead professional workshops and conferences, and publish research.

Music directors and conductors

Music directors lead music groups such as orchestras, bands, and choirs. Thy balance the music's melody, timing, volume, and rhythm by providing feedback to musicians. They also select compositions and arrangements for performances.

Median Annual Salary: $50,110
Projected Growth Rate: 3%

Elementary school music teachers

Elementary school music teachers share musical knowledge with young children. They create lesson plans, develop classroom rules, communicate with parents, and observe and assess the musical abilities of their students.

Median Annual Salary: $55,490
Projected Growth Rate: 6%

Middle and high school music teachers

Middle and high school music teachers build on the foundational musical knowledge students learned in elementary school, while high school teachers prepare students for life after high school.

Median Annual Salary: $57,375
Projected Growth Rate: 6%

Postsecondary music faculty or professors

Postsecondary music faculty may work as adjunct or full-time professors at colleges or universities. They create instructional plans, advise students, conduct research, and sometimes serve on academic or administrative committees.

Median Annual Salary: $75,430
Projected Growth Rate: 13%

Professional musicians

Musicians perform for live audiences and participate in musical recordings with bands, orchestras, or other music groups. Many professional musicians give private lessons to adults and children.

Median Annual Salary: $48,131
Projected Growth Rate: 3%

Master's In Music Education Salary

In addition to career and workplace, professional experience impacts annual earnings for music education professionals. The expected salaries of elementary, middle, and high school teachers increase with experience. On the other hand, online music education degree holders who become music directors typically receive a relatively consistent income throughout their careers. The following table shows median salaries for popular positions for graduates of master's in music education online programs.

Job Title Overall Median Salary Median Salary for Entry-Level Median Salary for Mid-Career Median Salary for Late-Career
Music director $40,990 $36,000 $41,000 $41,000
Elementary school music teacher $44,017 $39,000 $44,000 $57,000
High school teacher $48,363 $41,000 $47,000 $60,000
Postsecondary music faculty $45,325 $44,000 $52,000 $66,000
Musician $40,656 $44,000 $49,000 $62,000

Financing Your Online Master's in Music Education Program

After enrolling in a master's in music education online program, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine which federal aid you are eligible for. Find out what opportunities your school offers, such as loans, grants, work-study programs, and need-based scholarships. Music-related merit-based scholarships are available through professional music organizations such as NAfME, ASCAP Foundation, and National Federation of Music Clubs.


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Rankings Archive

Best Online Master's in Music Education of 2018
Rank School Location
1 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2 University of Georgia Athens, GA
3 Boston University Boston, MA
4 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
5 University of South Florida Tampa, FL
6 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
7 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
8 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
9 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
10 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
11 Florida International University Miami, FL
12 Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
13 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
14 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
15 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
16 SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo, NY
17 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
18 Adams State University Alamosa, CO
19 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
20 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
Best Online Master's in Music Education of 2017
Rank School Location
1 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2 University of Georgia Athens, GA
3 Boston University Boston, MA
4 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
5 University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL
6 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
7 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
8 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
9 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
10 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
11 Florida International University Miami, FL
12 Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
13 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
14 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
15 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
16 SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo, NY
17 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
18 Adams State University Alamosa, CO
19 Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
20 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY