Master On Campus


Western Kentucky University

12 months
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
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The Music Education/Teacher Leader and Conducting/Teacher Leader concentrations  offered by Western Kentucky University would further enable the teacher/practitioner to meet certification renewal requirements and rank changes mandated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 


The Master of Music graduate program at Western Kentucky University has four areas of concentration: Music Education/Teacher Leader, Conducting/Teacher Leader, Conducting, and Pedagogy. These provide continued development of:

  • individual students which will result in enrichment of their personal lives and will enable them to preserve and extend cultural and diverse heritages; and
  • professional and scholarly competence in organization, interpretation, evaluation, communication, and dissemination of knowledge in the discipline.
  • All degree seeking students must submit a planned program of study (curriculum contract) to the Graduate School prior to enrollment in coursework beyond 12 hours (inclusive of transfer credit).  In compliance with Graduate School policy, the degree program is to be developed in consultation with the approved advisor assigned at the time of admission to the program. 


    • Conducting (MUCN)
    • Conducting/Teacher Leader (MUCT)
    • Music Education/Teacher Leader (MUTL)
    • Pedagogy (MUPD)

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Music Literature
    • Research Methods in Music 
    • Music and the Human Experience 
    • Advanced Conducting
    • Conducting Seminar 
    • Ensemble Course
    • Graduate Capstone Project

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    30 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Baccalaureate degree in music.
    • Applicants who are alumni of WKU teacher preparation programs seeking the Music Education/Teacher Leader and Conducting/Teacher Leader concentrations must submit a current, valid teaching certificate or Statement of Eligibility for P-12 Music Certification (Integrated, Vocal, or Instrumental).
    • Candidates who are alumni of WKU baccalaureate music degree programs seeking the Conducting and Pedagogy concentrations must submit an application.
    • Applicants who have undergraduate degrees from all other accredited universities will be admitted without a qualifying GRE score if they have a minimum 2.75 GPA for all previous coursework (undergraduate and graduate) and if required for the concentration, have or are eligible for a teaching certificate.  A copy of the certificate or statement of eligibility must be submitted with the application if applicable.
    • Audition on primary instrument or voice.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      953 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • National

      917 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • In-State

      607 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

    Living costs for Bowling Green

    900 - 1400 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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