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.

Program Requirements (33 credits)

Required Courses (18 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

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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