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M.A. in Music Education: Music Studies

Residential Music Education: Music Studies M.A.

Further your education and enhance your career with a Music Education (M.A.): Music Studies degree from Liberty University. Study the philosophy of education and principles of pedagogy and deepen your understanding of music. Gain practical, hands-on experience that will help you excel in your future classrooms.

Learn from experienced professors who are grounded in their Christian faith and integrate a biblical worldview into the classroom. Professors in this degree program hold advanced and terminal degrees in music education and performance, as well as decades of real-world experience in the classroom at every level.

The Liberty University School of Music features 50 state-of-the-art practice rooms, smart classrooms, and a world-class concert hall.

You’ll choose a capstone research project that matches your interests:

  • Music Education Curriculum Project (MUSC 687): demonstrate your research through curriculum development and assessment
  • Lecture Performance Recital (MUSC 691): express your research through performance and lecture
  • Thesis (MUSC 690): complete a comprehensive research paper that can lead to doctoral work

The M.A. in Music Education: Music Studies is also available online.

Academic Information for the Music Education: Music Studies Concentration

Credit Hours

39 credit hours

Program of Study

Music Education (M.A.) – Music Studies

Admission Requirements

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Music Studies Courses You Could Take

  • Biblical Foundations of Worship (WRSP 510)
  • Principles of Music Technology (MUSC 630)
  • Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques (MUSC 525)
  • Introduction to Ethnomusicology (ETHM 511)
  • Graduate Conducting (MUSC 515)

Enhance Your Career in Music

Career Opportunities for the M.A. in Music Education: Music Studies

  • K-12 Music Educator
  • Collegiate-level Music Educator
  • Professional Music Education Consultant
  • Director of Community Music Arts Program
  • Music Education Supervisor
  • School Music Administrator
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