Towson’s graduate program in music education is recognized throughout the region.
The program provides new educators, future educators, and those seeking courses in
professional development with a strong grounding in advanced approaches to music teaching
and the flexibility to choose electives in theory, history, and performance.
Prospective students may choose one of the following options for degree completion:
The M.S. in Music Education with Thesis (minimum 34 units), including 24 units of
required courses with 6 units of thesis and 10 units of electives.
The M.S. in Music Education with Graduate Project (minimum 34 units), including 19
units of required courses with 1 unit of graduate project (paper, recital, composition,
or practicum) and 15 units of electives.
Graduate students can work concurrently in an area of their choice while also earning
a Certificate of Music and/or completing post-baccalaureate studies that can lead to Maryland Public School
P-12 teacher licensing. Courses are offered in the evenings, and a departmental summer
workshop and certificate courses may be counted as electives in the program. You can
view admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
Below is cost comparison between Towson University and University of Maryland College
U of MD In-State
U of MD Out-of-State
9 credit hours/units
10 credit hours/units
11 credit hours/units
12 credit hours/units
Small classes taught by faculty recognized regionally for their musical talent give
you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.
From jazz festival concerts to faculty recitals, Towson offers a host of opportunities
to attend musical events and perform. Learn more about the department’s upcoming events.
Towson’s Center for the Arts features many state-of-the-art facilities, including a recording studio, keyboard lab, percussion practice rooms, resource room, and computer lab.