College of Fine Arts and Communication


Music Education (M.S.)

Application Deadline

This program has rolling admissions--in order to ensure timely processing we recommend submitting your application by August 1 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, and May 1 for summer admission.  While we will continue to accept applications and materials after these dates, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed in time for the start of classes.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in music education or music or certification as a public school music teacher.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.00 for full admission or 2.50 for conditional admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 units of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study.
  • A Placement Examination in Music History and Music Theory is required for enrollment in Graduate Studies in Music. Schedule your exam by filling out the form.

After being admitted to the program:

  • Contact the Program Director to establish an advising session
  • Using the Advising Form, you and the Program Director will review courses and outline your program
  • After a minimum of 20 units of course work, contact the Program Director to review program completion progress and to make plans for completing the comprehensive examination and the graduate project or thesis
  • In general, contact the Program Director about every 10 units of course work or as needed throughout your degree.

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