Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Get the details on how to apply to the Music Education (M.S.) program.

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Application Deadline

This program has rolling admission. Priority will be given to students whose applications and transcripts have been received by February 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission and April 1 for summer admission. Students who miss the priority deadline may contact the program director via email to inquire if space is still available for the forthcoming term. 

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in music education or music from a regionally accredited college or university, or certification as a public school teacher.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 for admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 units of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study.
  • An interview with music education faculty. Contact Graduate Program Director to arrange a time to meet in-person or virtually.

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions

After being admitted to the program:

  • Contact the Program Director to establish an advising session
  • Using the Advising Form, you and the Program Director will review courses and outline your program
  • After a minimum of 20 units of course work, contact the Program Director to review program completion progress and to make plans for completing the comprehensive examination and the graduate project or thesis
  • In general, contact the Program Director about every 10 units of course work or as needed throughout your degree.

How to Apply 

  • Complete the Towson University online Graduate Application.
  • International graduate students may have additional admission and application requirements. See information about how to apply.