The Master of Music in Music Education provides exceptional graduate-level training in music education for public school music teachers, and prepares students for the possibility of doctoral study in music education.

Teachers will enhance their research skills and knowledge, learn about the most current trends in today’s music education field, and continue to develop their own comprehensive knowledge of music through study of music theory, history and analysis within the Graduate Music Core.

The program may be taken on-campus, or via Zoom, video conferencing, and Blackboard, an eLearning platform. For our on-campus students, opportunities for applied study and ensemble participation are also available. The online program is delivered in a cohort model, allowing you to study with the same group of teachers throughout the program. 

Scroll down for information on the on-campus program, or follow the link here to explore the online program. 

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Leading Program

The UNI School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Flexible Delivery

This program is available on campus or entirely online (through UNI’s Office of Online and Distance Education) – making for a flexible, convenient way to continue your education.


The UNI School of Music awards $400,000 in scholarships to our students each year – helping our students pursue their degrees affordably. 

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Application Requirements

Applicants should possess a baccalaureate degree in music or a demonstrated equivalent. The student should have attained a high degree of proficiency in one or more of the following areas: performance, theory-composition, conducting, music education, or music history.

In addition to the common regulations and requirements applicable to all master's degree programs, students must also provide: an in-person audition and interview.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the Master of Music programs.

How to Apply

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found on the UNI Graduate College website.

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