Music Education (Non-Thesis)

Butler University

12 months
580 USD/credit
580 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Our flexible curriculum allows you to easily pursue a double major, study abroad, collaborate with internationally acclaimed artists, complete a major research project, or teach in the Butler Community Arts School - all with the support and inspiration of Butler’s world-renowned faculty.


The degree requires the completion of 36 credit hours.

 A final comprehensive oral examination (ME 799) covering the entire program of study is required at the end of the program. 

The Graduate Music Diagnostic Exams in music theory and music history are required for placement purposes. Depending on the results of these exams, students may be required to take review coursework (MH 508, Graduate Music History Review; MT 508, Graduate Music Theory Review; and/or other remedial coursework). These review classes count as General Music Electives only.

Programme Structure

These courses include:
  • Applied Music
  • Ensemble
  • Psychology of Music
  • History and Philosophy of Music Education
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Notation Software
  • Research in Music
  • Music History Elective 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Transcripts can be mailed directly from the issuing institution to Butler University or sent as an electronic transcript to The institution must be a regionally accredited college or university and the transcript must indicate the date the degree was conferred
  • Personal statement (topic may vary by program)
  • Additional requirements set by the particular program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 580 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 580 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Music Education (Non-Thesis)
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