Doctor of Music Education Setting the Tempo for Future Music Educators


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Translate your talent and love for music into a rewarding career in music education. Through Liberty University’s Doctor of Music Education program, you can prepare to bring the gift of music to students of all ages. The best music educators are the ones who have exemplary talent paired with a strong desire to make a difference in music instruction and research. Our goal is to help you take your talent and passion and use it to change the lives of your students.

Pursuing doctoral-level music studies can provide you with advanced training in teaching practices and leadership methods that can help set you up for success. Whether you are currently working as a music educator or you are interested in pursuing a position in the field, our online doctorate in music education can provide you with the necessary credentials to teach music from the elementary to the university level.

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  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our Doctor of Music Education degree focuses on practical, hands-on training that can help you teach music with confidence and skill. We want to help you advance in your profession by equipping you with the historical, philosophical, psychological, pedagogical, and ethical skills you will need to create positive changes in 21st-century music education.

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and our School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). These accreditations demonstrate our high standard for academics and allow you to earn a degree recognized by other academic institutions and employers.

Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ, so our programs are taught from a biblical framework and have Christian values used throughout the curriculum. Plus, you can complete our Doctor of Music Education degree 100% online in a flexible, 8-week course format. We understand that you have family, career, community, and church obligations, so we designed our doctoral music program to work with your busy life and schedule.

Earning a Doctor of Music Education degree can prepare you to teach music education classes in K-12 and collegiate settings. Throughout this degree, you can gain a historical understanding of music education in America while learning how to integrate theory and research into your classroom. You can also engage in research focused on musical and educational teaching and learning methods.

You will have the opportunity to explore different music teaching approaches as you are taught how to improve the quality of music research and instruction. Additionally, our online courses pair biblical applications with music education. Prepare confidently so you can champion your faith in the highly impactful field of education with a reputable doctoral degree in music education.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.