Master Of Arts In Music Education Music Studies Liberty University
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Aug 19, 2024

Use Your Musical Talents to Invest in Tomorrow’s Musicians with an M.A. in Music Education

Pursue a master’s degree that opens more doors. Whether you want to work with children in the school system or teach at the collegiate level, our Master of Arts in Music Education can help you achieve your career ambitions.

Earning a graduate degree in music education is a great way to express and share your passion for music. Imagine having the skill set you need to teach the next generation of musicians. And with a specialization in music studies, you can gain marketable technical skills using our School of Music’s state-of-the-art industry equipment.

Don’t let music just be a hobby. Partner with Liberty and get ready to work in a field you love, making an impact on countless lives as you allow your musical ability to become your career.

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 Music Education in Music Studies Master’s Degree?

If you want to become an expert in your field, you need to train like one. Whether you use our songwriting lab to compose a piece for class or use our professional-grade recording studio and student-run publishing label to record an original song, we have the tools you need to go further.

We know you need more than just the right equipment at your fingertips. Our School of Music faculty consists of talented musicians, songwriters, and worship leaders equipped with the type of industry experience you’ll want to learn from. As a music education student, learning how to teach advanced musical concepts can be vital to your future career.

We have alumni who have used the resources on our campus to create award-winning albums and have gone on to play with famous musicians like Carrie Underwood. Imagine having successful faculty pouring into you, as you train with the best instruments and recording equipment, and follow in the footsteps of students who have gone on to do amazing things in the industry. It’s time for your success story. Join Liberty to get started now.

What Will You Learn in Our Music Education Degree?

Our music education master’s degree courses delve into the history, philosophy, and status of music in America. Throughout this degree program, you can learn how to teach students, while increasing your awareness of cultural influences and their impact on music. You can also study the diversity of music from all corners of the globe, from European to Native American influences. By gaining a better appreciation of music history, you can feel confident teaching historical content to your music students.

If you choose to pursue our music studies concentration, you can explore advanced music theory and develop your technical skills. You can have the chance to strengthen your résumé with a course dedicated to research in the music field.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information.

Featured Courses

ETHM 511 – Introduction to Ethnomusicology

MUSC 630 – Principles of Music Technology

MUSC 650 – Research in Music Education

WRSP 510 – Biblical Foundations of Worship

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Highlights of Our Master’s in Music Education Degree

  • Our music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Use our state of the art, $2.2 million recording studio and Liberty Music Group (LMG) publishing company to bring your songs to life.
  • We are a designated All-Steinway School.
  • You can have access to full-time faculty who hold degrees from Liberty University and other 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 – Music Studies Master’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Music Education – Music Studies Master’s Degree Graduates

  • Collegiate music educator
  • Director of community music arts program
  • Music education supervisor
  • Professional music education consultant
  • School music administrator

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

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