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Music, Master of (M.M.)

Harper, Darryl
Interim Chair, Department of Music
(804) 828-1166

Admission requirements summary

Music, Master of (M.M.)
Applications/admissions in Performance and Composition are suspended until further notice.

of entry:

Summer only

Apr 1

Special requirements:
Please see for details on the application process.

The Department of Music offers the Master of Music degree with a track in music education. Selection is made on the basis of prior academic performance reflected in undergraduate (and prior graduate) transcripts, an audition or interview, and a writing sample. The applicant should have completed the appropriate undergraduate program (a bachelor’s degree in music education with certification) or the equivalent for admission as a graduate student.

Prospective music education majors should submit a vita/resume, which includes education, background, teaching experience, honors and awards, publications, and any other important information. Applicants also should submit a writing sample on their "Personal Philosophy of Music Education." An interview will be scheduled with the music education faculty prior to admission.

Music education students have the option of a thesis or project. Specific information regarding the preparation of research documents and projects is available from the director of music education.

For general department information, visit

Student learning outcomes


Master of music (music education)
Music education cognate
  MUED 600 Seminar in Music Education, three credits; MUED 610 Psychology of Music, three credits, MUED 620 Introduction to Research in Music Education, three credits; MUED 783 Project, three credits
Music pedagogy cognate
  To be determined by student and adviser, with adviser approval. Must include MUED 604, 606, 608 or MUED 614, 616, 618; and may include MUSC 611, 612, 690 and other graduate-level MUSC, MHIS, APPM, MUED courses
Professional education cognate
  A focus on areas of education of interest to student — to be determined by student and adviser, with adviser approval. May include EDUS 605, 607, 662, 673, 701; ADMS 600, 606, 611; ADLT 631; and other School of Education graduate-level offerings



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