12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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Graduate programs in Music Education at the University of Maryland serve as an extension of the undergraduate curriculum, incorporating elements of philosophy, learning psychology, education policy, and research methods as well as practical coursework related to classroom pedagogy and music teacher education.


Our graduate students enter the program as excellent music teachers and return to their classrooms as leaders of the profession.

The Master of Music in Music Education degree from University of Maryland is designed for qualified graduate students holding a Bachelor of Music who are seeking a professional degree in music education that culminates with a final project. This degree is ideal for music teachers seeking to improve their instructional practice, musicianship, and broaden their scholarly understanding of music teaching and learning.

Qualified graduate students who are considering pursuing doctoral study in music or music education after the Master's degree might instead prefer the Master of Arts in Music Education degree, which culminates with a rigorous original research thesis. The thesis option serves as a capstone for master's work and is excellent preparation for the kind of scholarship required by music education doctoral programs.

Facilities and Special Resources

With approximately 300 public performances each year—including student recitals and more than thirty ensembles—School of Music students have robust performance opportunities The School of Music also hosts numerous guest clinicians each year and presents the Renegade Series, which brings to campus some of the most visionary artists in our field. As one of the nation’s leading public research universities, the University of Maryland provides a wealth of opportunities to learn from and collaborate with scholars in a variety of disciplines. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Seminar in Music Teacher Education 
  •  Curriculum & Assessment in Music Education 
  •  Teaching Music in Higher Education 
  •  Design and Analysis of Research in Music Education 
  • Research Methods in Music and Music Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation: The statement of purpose and three letters of recommendation will be required to be uploaded in the Supplementary Application (Acceptd), not the Graduate School’s application.  
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students) 
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 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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