Music, Music Education Specialization

Colorado State University

Master On Campus Online
12 months
1432 USD/credit
1432 USD/credit
584 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This Music, Music Education Specialization at Colorado State University is a full-time, in-residence graduate degree program designed for licensed elementary, middle school, and high school music educators, or students pursuing music teacher licensure at CSU, who wish to become master teachers and leaders in the K-12 Music Education field.


The goal of the Music, Music Education Specialization at Colorado State University is for students to develop the skill, intellect, and musicianship necessary among those who wish to become the next generation of leaders in the field of music education. 

The music education faculty at Colorado State University are all experienced educators with a passion for teaching, learning, and having a positive impact on students through music making and learning. Graduate students in music education at CSU have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty to learn innovative instruction and research techniques that are designed to impact K-12 instruction.

In this full-time, in-residency program, students will work in a rigorous academic environment to develop content knowledge about the history and philosophy of music education, understanding of how music research is conducted, advanced skills in music analysis and music literature, and high-level training in conducting and ensemble methods.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in CSU music ensembles to strengthen musicianship skills and experience various styles of repertoire with renowned conductors.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Programme Structure

Areas of Study
  • Music Education
  • Music Education + Teacher Licensure
  • Kodály Option (Online)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript of all collegiate work completed post-high school.  Additionally separate transcripts are not required for study abroad credits if the GPA and credits are recorded on the transcript of the university that sponsored the study abroad experience. CSU transcripts are not required.
  • Any other materials that individual departments or programs may require of applicants.
  • Regardless of citizenship, applicants may be required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency, if they do not have a degree from an institution where the primary language of instruction is English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1432 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1432 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    584 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 584 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.



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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Music, Music Education Specialization
Colorado State University


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