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

The online M.M. 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 offers the coursework in a flexible online format to meet the needs of the working public school teacher and the post-undergraduate looking for an advanced degree. During the summer, the program requires one face-to-face workshop experience, allowing for successful completion within a two year period. An interview is required with Music Education professor. Summer housing can be arranged for students who want to stay on campus.

Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to music in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants.  For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

For more information about the hybrid Master of Music - Music Education specialization, contact USD Online at 605-658-6200 or by email at

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