M.A. On Campus

Music Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

12 months
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
774 USD/credit 23220 USD/year
516 USD/credit 15480 USD/year
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The 30-credit Master of Arts in Music Education program from Indiana University of Pennsylvania is an online and summer-intensive program designed for the working K-12 music teacher.


The program in Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania can be completed in two years while taking a manageable five credits per term. During the fall and winter semesters you'll take classes online, and during two summers you attend intensive sessions.

Newly revised as a low-residency program, the MA in Music Education consists of 30 required credits over six semesters, so that working professionals can complete the degree in two years while taking a manageable 5 credits per term.

As a student you will:

  • Take courses in music pedagogy, education learning theory, research, and performance
  • Improve your skills as an administrator of music programs at your school
  • Focus on those periods of music history that most interest you
  • Have the option of auditioning for one of IUP's ensembles
  • Take advantage of one of the best music libraries in Pennsylvania
  • Qualify for PDE Level II Certification for teaching music K-12

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Contemporary International Approaches to Elementary Music Education 
  • Psychology of Music Education  
  • Advanced Choral Conducting 
  • Advanced Instrumental Conducting 
  • Music Ensemble 
  • Applied lessons

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from every college or university you’ve attended, even if you didn’t earn a degree there.
  • Goal statement that describes your career and academic goals.
  • Letters of recommendation, which you can request through your admissions profile.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Indiana

1000 - 1500 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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Updated over a year ago

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