Master On Campus

Music Education

University of Colorado at Boulder

12 months
34180 USD/year
34180 USD/year
14708 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Music Education program of the University of Colorado at Boulder addresses the professional development needs of music teachers in the field. 


Key Features

  • Students are challenged to develop a greater understanding and mastery of music teaching-learning processes, to improve personal musicianship, and to become committed leaders within the music education profession. 
  • Students in the Music Education program of the University of Colorado at Boulder complete advanced studies that are designed to refine their teaching philosophy and practices. These studies include courses in historical and philosophical foundations of music education, psychological theories of music learning, basic research methods, curriculum development, and assessment. The minimum number of credit hours required is 30.
  • The college also offers a Master of Music Education degree/certification with K–12 teaching for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in music, but in a major area other than music education. Coursework leads to a master's degree and a Colorado K–12 music teaching license. The entire program requires a minimum of 71 credit hours.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Music Education
  • Psychology of Music Learning
  • Research in Music Teaching
  • Pedagogy of Music Teaching and Learning
  • Music Bibliography and Research
  • Applications of Music Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH



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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or have done work equivalent to that required for such a degree
  • Show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research, as judged by the student’s scholastic record
  • Have adequate preparation to enter graduate study in the chosen field. Have at least a 2.75 (2.00=C) undergraduate grade point average
  • Personal Statement
  • For review and decision purposes you are required to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) in the application
  • Official Test Scores on TOEFL or IELTS
  • Four Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample
  • Nonrefundable $80 Application Fee
  • Digital portfolio
  • Once you’ve submitted all the above materials, you will be contacted by Graduate Academic Services after your pre-screening (if applicable) has been reviewed

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34180 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 34180 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    34180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34180 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14708 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boulder

950 - 1350 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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