MA In Music Education Online Degree Program
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Share Your Talent and Teach the Next Generation of Musicians with a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Liberty

Do you want to impact students at all levels with the power and beauty of music? Do you enjoy sharing your love of instrumentation and vocalization and seeing that excitement spread to others? If so, you should consider an MA in Music Education from Liberty University.

Gain the skills you need for an exciting career where you could work as a collegiate educator, education consultant, curriculum administrator, or even the director of a community performing arts program. Open the door to new opportunities in the field of music and study the different ways you can make a life-changing impact on the students of tomorrow.

You have the option to choose from a variety of specializations so that you can tailor your degree to your needs and your future students. At Liberty, we strive to bolster your talents and abilities so that you can impact the world for Christ. Our campus in beautiful Lynchburg, VA, is home to a thriving student body and professors who are excited to partner with you as you pursue your master’s degree. 

Earn your MA in Music Education and become equipped to meet market demands and employer expectations. We provide innovative teaching, so you can provide the same caliber of excellence to your future pupils! Most importantly, earning a degree from Liberty — a school known for its strong Christian ethics — can help you stand out in this competitive field with excellence and integrity.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Arts in Music Education?

Become the teacher you want to be by studying under professors who have mastered the ability to teach music studies. You can study under faculty who hold degrees from many of the most prestigious schools in the nation. Allow their expertise to become your own!

Not only is Liberty academically rigorous, but our professors seek to partner with you in a unique way. Our professors seek to mentor you and pray for you as part of fulfilling our mission of Training Champions for Christ.

What Resources Will You Have as a Liberty Music Student?

  • A $2.2 million recording studio and Liberty Music Group (LMG) publishing company for our students to take advantage of
  • A designated “All Steinway” school
  • Full-time faculty with degrees from many of the most prestigious music schools in the nation

Our Standard of Academic Excellence

  • Our music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Our students have produced award-winning albums with Liberty alumni going on to become Dove Award-winning Christian artists and songwriters.
  • All coursework is market-driven, focusing on developing your skills for the current industry. 

Master of Arts in Music Education Specializations

One of the strengths of our music education master’s degree is that it is dynamic. We know that you have specific interests, which is why we have different specializations so that you can focus on what matters most to you. All of our core classes are the same, but our specializations allow you to focus on a unique area of study. Explore our specializations below!


Music Studies


What Will You Learn in Our MA in Music Education?

Our music education master’s degree provides an overview of major principles, philosophies, and practices in music education. As a student in the program, you can examine the purpose of school music programs as well as gain a better understanding of how students learn. Our courses focus on pedagogy, so you can develop specific teaching skills for a variety of student learning styles.

Our program has a unique blend of teaching, music education, research and hands-on experience. Our School of Music has pianos and other instruments in many of its classrooms, helping to provide an environment of immersion. That way, you can turn your knowledge into wisdom.

Additionally, your core classes dive into the history, philosophy, and status of music in America. With classes like these, you can ncrease your awareness of cultural influences and their impact on music. Additionally, you can discover musical nuances from all corners of the globe, including European and Native American influences. By gaining a better appreciation for music history, you can feel confident teaching historical content to your music students.

Check out our featured courses below for more information about the type of classes you can take!

Featured Courses

MUSC 510 – Foundations of Music Education

MUSC 620 – Music in America

MUSC 640 – History and Philosophy of Music Education in America

MUSC 670 – Principles of Curricula and Pedagogy for Music Education

    Highlights of Our Master’s in Music Education Degree

    • Nearly a 100% job placement rate for our recent residential graduate students
    • We offer exceptional opportunities for our students including our 2.2. million dollar state-of-the-art recording studio and songwriting labs. In partnership with the Michael W. Smith Center for Commercial Music, students also have the opportunity to have their original music published before they graduate!
    • Designated as an “All Steinway” school
    • Liberty University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and is regionally accredited by SACSCOC.
    • Full-time faculty with degrees from many of the most prestigious music schools in the nation
    • Our students have produced albums that have been nominated for awards with Liberty alumni going on to become Dove award-winning Christian artists and songwriters

    Music Education Master’s Degree Information

    • Residential
    • 39 total credit hours
    • Transfer in up to 50% of your credits
    • This program falls under the School of Music
    • View the course catalog for additional information

    Master of Arts in Music Education Admission Requirements

    Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
    • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account
    • Completion of an earned baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in one of the following areas: bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or music and worship
    • 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing