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Graduate Assistantships

There are fifteen different music focus areas for the Master of Music degree in our School of Music.  Each area has a different curriclum and will prepare you for different job opportunities.

You can receive a Master of Arts degree in two focus areas:  Master of Education or Musicology

The PhD in Music Education, offered through the College of Education’s Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum (LTC), is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in higher education as music education teacher/researchers, as ensemble conductors with a strong commitment to music education teaching and research, or as master teachers or music supervisors in the K-12 system. Applicants must be certified music teachers, with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in music education, or present evidence of equivalent experience. Individuals with music teaching experience in higher education but without music teaching experience in elementary or secondary schools are eligible for admission, but are required to complete field experiences in elementary and secondary schools prior to taking comprehensive examinations.