12 months
20756 USD/year
20756 USD/year
8058 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Science in Music Education program at Western Connecticut State University is designed to further develop the student’s cultural, musical, and professional growth and to provide graduate course work necessary for permanent teaching certification.


The programme

The Department of Music Education at Western Connecticut State University is a friendly, vibrant, student-oriented unit committed to fulfilling the university and department mission to

  • prepare students for careers in music education
  • prepare students to be lifelong advocates for music and the arts
  • encourage development of the creative, intuitive, and intellectual capabilities of students, faculty, and audience
  • provide for the cultural enrichment of the individual, the unit, the university, the community, the region, and the state


Western Connecticut State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Educational Issues
  • Chamber Music
  • Opera
  • Early Music
  • Music in the Baroque Era
  • Music in the Classic and Romantic Eras
  • Music in the Twentieth Century
  • Instrumental Techniques and Materials
  • Contemporary Strategies in Elementary 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

All applicants who wish to be admitted to the Master of Science in Music Education program must submit the required materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions and, in addition, provide evidence of the following:

  • an earned baccalaureate degree in music education (or equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher education
  • a valid certificate to teach music in elementary and/or secondary education
  • a successful interview with the graduate program coordinator.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8058 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4029 USD per semester during 12 months.

NE Regional: $6,044 per semester

Living costs for Danbury

1100 - 1600 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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