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Master of Music in Music Education
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Program Overview

The Master of Music degree in Music Education is designed to offer music teachers the opportunity to develop and refine their professional skills. The degree program allows for enhancement and specialization relative to music teaching and learning in contemporary school contexts. The program does not provide licensure and is constructed for those who have a music education background and the desire to improve the student and teacher experience in music classroom settings.

The comprehensive Master of Music in music education online program helps music teachers develop their professional skills. The program is differentiated from others in that it is practitioner-oriented, and offers elective courses in specialized music teaching areas.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.


Program Structure

  • 31 minimum credit hours
  • Three start dates in spring, summer and fall
  • Applications accepted throughout the year

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application form and fee
  • Bachelor's degree in music education from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission 
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Application fee: $45
  • Current and valid state teaching license earned from an accredited U.S. university program
  • One year of full-time teaching completed before beginning coursework
  • Resume
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) 
  • No GRE, GMAT, MAT or audition required for admission

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Courses for the online MM in Music Education cover a range of topics relevant for educators of music at multiple levels and in various school contexts. These include American music in a historical context, world music, music analysis, assessment and evaluation in music education, and technology in music education. Students will also choose 6 credit hours of pedagogy specialization electives across choral, instrumental and general music, and they will complete a 4-credit capstone project under the supervision of a capstone advisor.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$655 $1,965 Approximate Cost: $20,300 $665 $1,995 Approximate Cost: $20,600

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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