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Music Education

University of Massachusetts Lowell

12 months
29841 USD/year
26990 USD/year
15210 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Music in Music Education degree programs at University of Massachusetts Lowell provide advanced study of music teaching and professional preparation for those engaged in or aspiring to a career as a music educator.

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The Master of Music in Music Education at University of Massachusetts Lowell has two non-certification options consisting of the research-based Research Thesis/Project option for fully-certified music teachers who are seeking professionalization, and our newly created Community Music option which serves to broaden the definition of music education to include other venues beyond public school teaching, such as community outreach programs, arts organizations and educational media.

The degree program is designed to facilitate students' growth and development as:

  • Leaders in the profession of music education.
  • Creative problem solvers and innovative thinkers.
  • Individuals who love music and the arts and utilize their knowledge of and enthusiasm for music to inspire students.
  • Contributors, through research, to the profession and discipline of music education.

The music education curriculum is based on the belief that music educators must have comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter of music, an awareness of current theory and practice in music education, and an understanding of recent curriculum developments and contemporary issues in general education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Music Education - Socio-Cultural Influences
  • Foundation of Music Education
  • Curriculum Design in Music Education
  • Research in Music Education
  • Teaching Diverse Populations
  • Adolescent Development & Behavior

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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National Students - UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions 


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the Master of Music in Music Education 
  • Proof of either a Bachelor of Music degree in performance, music industry or music education or its equivalent from an accredited music program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Graduate School application forms.
  • GRE scores, and official transcripts of previous post-secondary education. 
  • Applicants for admission to Master of Music in Music Education/Thesis Project Options must have passed the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) test in Music within the last five years and must submit the results of this test.
  • A statement of purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcripts.
  • On-site audition or audition tape.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29841 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29841 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    26990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26990 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15210 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lowell

1130 - 2341 USD /month
Living costs

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