Master On Campus

Music Education

DePaul University

24 months
913 USD/credit 21912 USD/year
913 USD/credit 21912 USD/year
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The graduate Music Education program from DePaul University offers certified/licensed music teachers the opportunity to earn a master's degree in a little over two years with courses in the evenings and summers.


The Program

  • Educational theory and practice merge throughout course work, and students have the flexibility to select elective areas of study. The Music Education program from DePaul University culminates with a final paper or project, allowing students to research an area of special interest.
  • Candidates are required to hold an undergraduate music education degree and teacher licensure, as well as at least one year of teaching experience. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Philosophy of Music Education
  • Psychology of Music Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum Development in Music Education
  • History of Music Education in the United States
  • Accompanying for the Music Educator
  • Orchestral Literature
  • Music Education for the Exceptional Child
  • Choral Literature
  • Technology for Music Educators

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ​In addition to your application, please submit a statement of your teaching philosophy, not to exceed 500 words. After submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation letter inviting you to schedule your interview with the Director of Music Education ​using your Campus Connection username and password. Live, on campus interviews are required of all Masters in Music Education applicants, and usually take place on weekends in February. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 913 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 913 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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