12 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Master of Music degree in Music Education – Graduate Licensure offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, develops advanced competencies in music teaching and provides the means for students holding an undergraduate music degree the opportunity to earn teaching licensure in Nevada. 

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Learning Objectives

Music Education students graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , School of Music with a Master of Music degree will:

  • Demonstrate advanced competencies in the area of specialization requisite for artistic expression.
  • Display the ability to work in the area of specialization with a broad range of knowledge, skills, and perspectives within a full range of musical styles, including the capacities to engage musically, artistically, and intellectually beyond the area of specialization.
  • Develop advanced capabilities to work independently and make effective artistic and intellectual judgments and professional decisions in the area of specialization. 
  • Synthesize performance, historical, stylistic, analytical, and technological information to form musical interpretations and inform scholarly research.
  • Demonstrate broad graduate-level perspectives on contemporary issues and problems in music education, including curriculum development, teaching methodology, educational innovation, etc (Music Education Only).

Career Possibilities

There are many careers and job options available to musicians with the talent, skill, and imagination that we help you develop through your academic program.

Most musicians do a combination of jobs and professional activities, including:

  • Performer
  • Composer
  • Contractor
  • Teacher
  • Arts administrator
  • Music technologist

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Instrumental Performance
  • Vocal Performance
  • Collaborative Piano 
  • Multiple Woodwind
  • Jazz and Commerical Music Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in Music Education or the equivalent is required for admission to the program.
  • Passing PPST I scores for Nevada found at www.ets.org.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation from former instructors attesting to the student's ability to complete graduate work at an acceptable level.
  • A 500-word essay on the applicant's philosophy of music education.
  • An undergraduate degree in Music Education or the equivalent is required for admission to the program.
  • A current resume 
  • A copy of your teaching credential
  • Representative lesson plans for two classes
  • Audio and/or video of your students' learning or performing.
  • Programs and other materials demonstrating programs you have given in the past two years

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 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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