The Master of Music in Music Education is designed for music teachers desiring a master of music degree and others interested in studying music education at the graduate level. The degree can be completed in as few as three to four summers but must be completed within seven years of matriculation.

All coursework is offered in conjunction with the Summer Music Studies program. This course of study is a summer-only master's degree. 

Note: This program does not lead to initial teaching certification in K-12 Music Education. All coursework counts toward PA, Level II certification advancement for music teachers with a current Level I certificate. The MM program is a PA Act 48 provider, and a NY CTLE provider.

Program Requirements (33 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • MMED 602  Sociological Foundations of Music Education | 3 credits | Syllabus

  • MMED 603  Curriculum and Assessment in Music Education | 3 credits | Syllabus

  • MMED 605  Historical and Philosophical Foundations In Music Education | 3 credits | Syllabus

  • MMED 606  Integration of Technology in Music Education | 3 credits | Syllabus

  • MMED 790  Thesis/Project Development: Music Education | 3 credits | Syllabus

  • Select 1 course from:  MMED 791  Thesis: Music Education or MMED 795  Project: Music Education | 3 credits 

Electives (15 credits)

  • Complete 15 credits of graduate level elective coursework. This requirement is satisfied by 500, 600, or 700 level courses.  Elective coursework is offered in conjunction with the Summer Music Studies program.    View elective course listing & syllabi

*Please note: a total of 6 approved graduate-level credits can be transferred toward the MM program.

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Jenny Neff, Director, Summer Music Studies + MM in Music, University of the Arts
Jenny Neff

Music Education (MM)
Director, Summer Music Studies & Music Education (MM), School of Professional Studies
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Lori Schwartz Reichl

Music Education (MM)
Author, educator and consultant; Summer Music Studies, Music Education (MM)
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Scott Watson

Music Education (MM)
Music educator, composer and author; Summer Music Studies, Music Education (MM)

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Samantha Andrejcisk


Music Education (MM)

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Joc Heckman

MM '18

Music Education (MM)
Elementary band and orchestra director, Eastern Lancaster County School District
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Erin Trautmann

MM '18

Music Education (MM)
Middle school band and general music teacher, East Penn School District

Master of Music in Education students are required to pay course tuition and fees in full each semester.  Graduate programs offered by the School of Professional Studies are not eligible for Federal Financial Student Aid.  Please contact Student Financial Services to discuss options for alternative and/or private loans at (215)717-6170.

Course fees vary by class and are applied to specific operational costs incurred in certain classes, studios or labs. Payment of fees assigned to courses is nonrefundable. Students are responsible for obtaining their own course materials and supplies. Supply lists specific to each class are included in the syllabi posted online at least one week prior to class.

 Academic Year 2019-2020 

       Tuition: $675 per credit / $2,025 for 3 credit course
       Fees: Varies by course, typically $50 - $100

1. Complete the online application including goals statement
2. Submit two recent letters of recommendation (send to:
3. Current professional resume
4. Official undergraduate/graduate transcripts mailed to the following address:

Summer Music Studies
School of Critical & Professional Studies 
University of the Arts - Terra Hall
320 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

5. Pay the $60.00 application fee

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