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Program Overview

Designed for practicing teachers, the Master of Music Education (MME) degree is flexible with a customizable curriculum and evening and summer classes. The degree can be completed in 2 years as a full-time student or 3 years, with summers, as a part-time student. Whether your goal is to improve your conducting, refine your musicianship, explore the latest technology, or prepare for a leadership position, this degree is for you.

The UMSL Department of Music is committed to teaching, research/creativity, and public service and provides high quality and accessible educational experiences in music. Administratively housed in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the UMSL Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Admission to the program requires a bachelor of music in music education (or equivalent) degree. The MME program requires the completion of 30 hours of graduate credit, 20 of which must be earned in residence. The minimum 30-hour program includes the following requirements:

  • Music Education Core (12 credit hours)
  • Music Education Electives (6 credit hours)
  • Education Electives (6 credit hours)
  • Free Electives (6 credit hours)

Learn more about the program curriculum.

What UMSL Arts & Sciences has to offer

The College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL creates the next poets, conservation biologists, symphony soloists, psychological scientists, historians, criminologists, chemists, sculptors, painters, communicators, space explorers and speakers of French, German, Japanese and Spanish. With nearly 4,000 undergraduate students, 800 graduate students and 450 faculty, it’s the largest college and academic backbone of the university.

Supporting the university’s mission, the college provides a diverse student body access to an affordable, quality education with expert faculty. A strong focus on research and scholarship has students exploring the latest thought and theory, while giving them access to ground-breaking studies through undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. Emphasis on the arts and sciences working in communion leads to graduates with a holistic understanding of their fields, creating the best scholars for academia and professionals for the world.

The College of Arts and Sciences consists of some 275 full-time faculty members in 18 departments and is home to the School of Fine and Performing Arts. The college offers a wide range of degree programs in areas such as Anthropology, Art and Design, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication and Media, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Languages and Cultural Studies, History, Mathematics and Computer Science, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychological Sciences, Sociology, and Theatre and Cinema Arts.

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