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Master of Music in Music Education


Program Description

Sample plan of study

Frequently asked questions

Graduate faculty information

Admission requirements

Tuition & Fees

Contact information



Program Description

The blended learning Master of Music in Music Education program is designed for individuals who are passionate about music education. Practicing public school teachers will find this program beneficial to enhance their teaching as well as for career advancement or pay scale adjustments.

When you're ready to update and augment your skills, our blended learning Master of Music in Music Education program fits into your schedule as a working professional through a combination of online and summer classes. Our curriculum is designed to both increase your effectiveness in the classroom, and enhance your personal growth as a musician. This combination of commitment, quality and flexibility has made us the region's leading advanced music education degree program.

We recommend music teachers check with their school district or licensing agency to ensure that this program meets their music education professional development and/or training needs, prior to getting admitted into the program. 

The NDSU Music Education Symposium not only provided education requirements but also stimulating concept to carry into every educational setting. The faculty were very inspiring and encouraging!

— Vonda Jo, Mohall, ND


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Sample Plan of study

The plan of study includes completion of the following requirements.

Music Education Core Courses

Music Core Courses

Music Elective Courses
Choose 9 credits from the following list of classes.

Additional Courses

Total Credits: 30


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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.'s will be added at a later date.




For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the Master of Music in Music Education bulletin page.




Apply for admission
View Getting Started Guide

Registration deadline for international students for this program is May 1 for fall semester and August 1 for spring and summer semesters.  Domestic applicants should apply no later than one month prior to the semester you plan to start classes.  For current admission requirements, visit the Master of Music in Music Education bulletin page.


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Contact Information

NDSU Division of Fine Arts
Phone: 701-231-7932
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/finearts/music/graduate/music-ed.html

NDSU Graduate School
Phone: 701-231-7033
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/


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