M.S./M.M. On Campus

Music Education

Ithaca College

24 months
919 USD/credit 13785 USD/year
919 USD/credit 13785 USD/year
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The School of Music educates excellent teachers through a program that fosters professional success at the highest level. You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of contemporary trends in music education and to refine your teaching skills through research, reflection, and interaction with leaders in the field on the Music Education program from Ithaca College.


Music Education students receive one-to-one faculty mentoring, and work to develop their performance and conducting skills with top music professors.

The capstone experience for both music education programs includes a teaching demonstration and submission of a process portfolio created during your coursework. Both programs are offered during our five-week summer session, and the programs are typically completed in three or four summers. 


Both the M.M. and M.S. degrees from Ithaca College lead to professional certification in New York State and in all other states that accept this certification. Please note that all applicants must have completed the requirements for initial New York State certification, including successful practice teaching in music, or the equivalent requirements for another state.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Instrumental Techniques
  • Graduate Seminar in Music Education
  • Computer Technology in Music Education
  • Psychology of Music Teaching
  • Music Education for the Special Learner
  • Multicultural Perspectives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $40 application fee (A nonrefundable $40 application fee must accompany the application for admission.)
  • official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • letter(s) of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13785 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 919 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13785 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 919 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 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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