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Master of Music (M.M.) - Music Education specialization - Hybrid Delivery

The Master of Music with a specialization in Music Education prepares students for an advanced level of K-12 teaching or for doctoral degree work in music education. Programs of study include Instrumental Music Education and Vocal/Choral Music Education. Students choose between the master's thesis or the graduate music education project applicable to the specific teaching area. Topics are chosen in consultation with the student's graduate committee/chair advisor.

The Master of Music degree in music education is a hybrid degree that offers courses online and face-to-face during the summer and academic year. The disbursement of the course materials is structured to meet the needs of the working public school teacher and the post-undergraduate looking for an advanced degree. The degree program is flexible in its offerings to allow for successful completion within a two year period. Summer housing can be arranged for students who want to stay on campus.

Admission Requirements

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:

  1. Completed Graduate Application
            Apply Online
  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit earned
  4. Three letters of recommendation
            Letter of Recommendation Form
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. An interview with the Music Education professor
  7. Additional requirements exist for international applicants.  For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Music in the current graduate catalog.

For more information about the hybrid Master of Music - Music Education specialization, contact USD Online at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at cde@usd.edu.