Music Education (M.S.)

The music education master’s program provides a strong grounding in advanced approaches to music teaching and the flexibility to choose electives in theory, history and performance.

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Music Education?

The master's degree in music education program is designed for new and future educators as well as those seeking courses in professional development. 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.

View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

View admission requirements and deadlines to apply to the program. 

Cost Comparison

Below is cost comparison between Towson University and University of Maryland College Park.

Credit Hours
TU In-State
TU Out-of-State
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

TU is offering a variety of online and face-to-face music education graduate courses this summer. Join us!

Summer 2023 Music Education Courses (PDF)

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Program Coordinator

Dr. Kathryn Evans
Center for the Arts
Room 3091 
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