Master On Campus Online

Music, Music Education Specialization

Colorado State University

12 months
26564 USD/year
26564 USD/year
10834 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Music, Music Education Specialization at Colorado State University is committed to academic excellence and innovative musical training, offering students the skills and experience necessary to become highly skilled music educators, music therapists, performing artists, and conductors.


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 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

 Official, sealed undergraduate transcripts

  •  a typed statement of career goals and specific reasons for applying to the CSU
  • degree program (2-3 pages)
  •  narrative essay that considers a current issue facing the field of music education in
  • K-12 schools in the United States (ideally between 5-10 pages in length),
  • • a 35-45 minute Music Teaching video (please include a lesson plan or narrative
  • description including lesson objectives and relevant contextual information)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    26564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13282 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    26564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13282 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5417 USD per semester during 12 months.

Online: $585.04 per credit

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 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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