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Master of Music Education Online Program Overview

The Master of Music in Music Education can be completed entirely online, with optional on-campus workshops and courses offered to address specialized interests of our students.

The program is designed so students can achieve their academic and career goals on their schedule. The online degree courses mimic the on-campus atmosphere by providing students with a learning environment in which they can collaborate and interact with the professor and their peers.

Program Distinctives

The online Master of Music in Music Education is offered within the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University and is tailored to address your unique personal and professional goals as a musician and educator. You will have the opportunity to take applied lessons, address your professional goals within courses, complete an original research study on an area of your interest, and apply learning to your own classroom throughout your program of study. Our students have found this to be a rewarding and beneficial approach to pursuing their professional development goals.

Likewise, our accomplished professors and capable advising staff provide exemplary support throughout your program. These distinctives are reflected in our high rankings by national rating organizations and by our students themselves. Visit the links below for our ranking information and preview video that highlight these distinctives.

High National Ranking

In 2021-2022, the Master of Music in Music Education at Anderson University was ranked #1 in Christian Higher Education and #12 overall nationally in the programs reviewed by

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Hear from the program director, professors, and students about what you can expect in this program and how students have benefitted from pursuing their professional goals within the Master of Music in Music Education.



Coursework Details

The 30-hour Master of Music in Music Education is designed to enhance effectiveness of music teaching and learning by addressing current best practices in music, contemporary issues, modes of inquiry, and advanced competencies in musicianship. Master of Music in Music Education classes are structured in a convenient 7-week format for working adults, and the entire program can be completed in only 24 months.

The Master of Music in Music Education program consists of 30 credit hours, comprised of the following:

  • 15 credit hours of music education courses
  • 8-9 hours of supporting courses in music theory, history, and performance
  • 6-7 hours in music special topics or education electives
  • A portfolio with research/teaching project
  • Comprehensive written and oral exams


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