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Music Education

Liberty University

M.A. Online
24 months
615 USD/credit
615 USD/credit
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The 100% online Master of Arts in Music Education from Liberty University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and will prepare you for a future in advanced, effective music education practice and high-level academic research.

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If you have a bachelor’s degree in music, worship, music education, or a related degree, you can pursue advanced music studies at the graduate level through the master’s in music education online degree program.

The 100% online Master of Arts in Music Education from Liberty University  prepares music teachers to enter the realm of education and teach music in various settings, most specifically in higher education settings. Students can continue advancing their musical knowledge and skills while being trained to educate the next generation of musicians. The online format allows you to remain active in the field of music as you study advanced music techniques and performance tools.

Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s in Music Education Online?

The online master’s in music education is one of the best music programs for students looking to transition from a music career to teaching or for those wanting to advance their music education studies with advanced research. Our master’s in music education degree is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community.

Students in our Master of Arts in Music Education online degree program will be equipped with practical skills in teaching music theory, musicianship, vocal practice, conducting, music technology, and music cultural studies. Graduate music research and theoretical studies provide a strong foundation in academic research that will enhance student’s practice of education for K-12 teaching or college level instruction. With the master’s in music education’s final thesis or curriculum project, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their music education expertise while opening the door to pursue doctoral studies.

What Are the Benefits of an Online Master’s Degree in Music Education?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11% growth in employment of art, drama, and music teachers through 2024. This is a higher than average growth projection than most other occupations and will provide an increase in demand for music teachers.

  • Completing a master’s degree in music education online provides the flexibility to complete your coursework from the comfort of your home and on your schedule.

  • If you choose to take advantage of the online music degree’s optional on-campus intensives, you will have the opportunity to network with professors and students as well as gain valuable hands-on experience.

  • The online M.A. in Music Education’s final thesis project or curriculum project can form the basis for doctoral research as well as stand as a valuable resource for music publishing and lesson creation.

  • Joining Liberty’s music education program means joining one of the largest music schools in the nation.

  • You can receive preparation to work in various education settings throughout the country and world.

Potential Career Options for Online Music Degree Graduates

  • College music teacher

  • K-12 music teacher

  • Music education consultant

  • Director of community arts programs

  • Music curriculum developer

Students who complete the online master’s degree in music education will be well equipped for a career as a music teacher in many settings. Students who already have state licensure for teaching in a K-12 setting will find opportunities to teach music in public schools and private schools that require state licensure or be qualified for administrative roles for music programs.

This program can open the door to many potential job opportunities, as well as prepare students for doctoral programs in music education. Job opportunities are expected to be opening in all occupations for musicians, especially within colleges and universities, and most postsecondary teachers require only a master’s degree related to the subject they teach. This M.A. in Music Education will prepare you to head into the workforce and make a difference in the lives of young musicians.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques
  • Research Methods in Music Education
  • Principles of Curricula and Pedagogy for Music Education
  • Biblical Foundations of Worship

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




39 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree in music, worship, music education, or a related field with a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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