M.Ed. On Campus Online Blended

Music Education Studies

University at Buffalo

24 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you possess substantial music content background, wish to be a leader in music education, aim to teach music nationally or internationally, and are not seeking New York State teaching certification, the Music Education Studies program of the University at Buffalo will provide you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals.


Graduates of the Music Education Studies program of the University at Buffalo integrate digital technologies to enhance music learning, and value music at the core of the curriculum for every student.

Why Music Education Studies at UB?

As a student in this program you will learn:

  • current ideas in assessment that set direction for the teaching profession
  • curriculum development patterns to address contemporary demands
  • Music Learning Theory
  • psychology of learning as an overarching framework for active music making
  • research and policy that assist in informed advocacy
  • strategies for making the most of students’ valuable music time

Career opportunities

  • Conductors and composers
  • Instructor in a college setting
  • Music teachers
  • Researchers and authors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Measurement and Evaluation in Music Education
  • Research in Music Education
  • Curricular and Instructional Foundations of Music Education
  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • Studies in Music
  • Music Education Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and an interest in music education at the graduate level
  • There are no auditions required for the online music education EdM program
  • Application fee: A $50 non-refundable application fee, submitted electronically through UB's ePayment system
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Contact information for two references
  • Official original proof of your degree
  • A copy of your passport biographical page
  • Official test scores for either the TOEFL, the IELTS or PTE
  • Financial documentation
  • An official bank statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 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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