18 months
615 USD/credit 14760 USD/year
615 USD/credit 14760 USD/year
615 USD/credit 14760 USD/year
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Are you fascinated with the music of the world? As an ethnomusicologist, you might travel to other areas and experience music in its native culture. Learning the language, culture, and folklore of other ethnicities is all part of the job. If this sounds interesting to you, Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology (Online) degree might be what you are looking for. 

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Liberty University ’s Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology (Online)  degree aims to provide a strong foundation in scholarship and research, non-Western music theory, and the application of resources to the field. Ethnomusicology has become an important field of study in music education, music performance, and other areas of cross-cultural service.

Gaining a basic understanding of the music of another culture can be vital to establishing trust and a relationship with its people. Ethnomusicologists seek to not only study music from sound and historical perspectives but to look at the music within a culture. Liberty University’s online ethnomusicology degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and offered 100% online. This program can equip musicians like you to pursue music careers in cross-cultural environments, education, and research.

Potential Career Options with an Ethnomusicology Degree

Many students enrolled in this degree are preparing themselves for work in a cross-cultural or multicultural environment as educators, recording engineers, global workers, or some other form of service in the field of music or cultural development.

There are many possibilities for intersecting the ethnomusicology degree with other areas of interest, and this program can help prepare you for cross-cultural work as well as for the exciting process of understanding other cultures and their music.

A master’s degree in ethnomusicology can help prepare you for the following positions:

  • Archivist
  • Ethnomusicologist
  • Intercultural music outreach
  • Missions
  • Music anthropology research
  • Music director
  • Music teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field of Ethnomusicology
  • Skills & Techniques of Ethnomusicology 
  • Worship & Culture
  • Resources & Materials in Ethnomusicology
  • Ethnic Music Performance
  • Ethnic Music Performance
  • Arts in Global Engagement
  • Research Methods in Ethnomusicology 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

For online programmes, Liberty University offers multiple intakes depending on your chosen time table. To find out more information, visit the university's page.


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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree in music or a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or above is required for admission in good standing. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 615 USD per credit during 18 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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