Online Master of Music in Music Education

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Advance Your Education. Advance Your Career.

Expand your music program and teaching skills through an in-depth understanding of how students learn music. This advanced degree is designed to help K-12 music teachers expand their career opportunities in music education, while also improving their professional and personal musicianship skills. The 100% online format provides flexibility to working professionals to complete courses and coursework according to their schedules.

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Academic Excellence

Nationally ranked research institution

Rutgers Quality. 100% Online.

Same faculty and academic rigor as on-campus programs

Flexible & Convenient for You

Flexibility to balance your education with work and family life

Affordable Tuition

Nationally competitive tuition and no online course fees


Real-world skills that translate to career success

Small Class Sizes

Interactive learning with faculty and peers

What You’ll Learn

Through the 30-credit online Master of Music in Music Education degree program, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of how students learn music through a variety of academic perspectives, including history, philosophy, and psychology. You’ll improve your musicianship and professional capabilities through the study of musical literature used in K-12 as well as music theory and will learn to integrate technology into the music curriculum. At the end of the program, you’ll be required to complete a capstone project that applies the concepts you’ve learned to a real-life scenario.

Career Opportunities

For many educators, a Master’s degree is associated with an increase in salary. This degree will also position you to attain better career opportunities in schools and other music education settings, or set you on a path to continue your studies at the doctoral level.

Flexible to Fit Your Schedule

The online Master of Music in Music Education program is designed for maximum flexibility and convenience. The 100% online format allows you to schedule classes and coursework around your schedule.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2021: April 26, 2021
Fall 2021: Aug. 1, 2021

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As America’s 8th oldest institution of higher learning, Rutgers University has produced alumni who’ve made their imprint on American history for generations, improving local, regional, national, and global communities in myriad meaningful ways.

We are a nationally-recognized research institution and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education with industry recognized faculty of Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Awards” Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and Pulitzer Prize winners. Whether educating students on campus in New Jersey or online across the country, we are committed to excellence in education, providing a positive student experience, and producing good citizens of the world.

With every new class, we seek to evolve and continue our storied tradition of excellence and integrity.


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