University of the Arts, The

College of Performing Arts

Master of Music in Music Education


320 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Music in Music Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Offered in conjunction with Villanova University’s Summer Music Studies Program, this summer-only program focuses on providing an advanced study of music teaching and pedagogy leading to a higher level of music skill and professional preparation for those already certified to teach. Core classes examine music and music education through the perspective of history, psychology, sociology and philosophy, while an elective component of the coursework allows students the flexibility to pursue knowledge directly related to their educational need and interests. The MM in Music Education is a 33-credit degree-granting program with classes offered in summers ONLY at Villanova University in conjunction with the Summer Music Studies program. The degree can be completed in as few as three or four summers, but must be completed within seven years of matriculation. The curriculum consists of 12 credits of foundational Core Courses, 15 credits of elective Content Coursework, and a graduate project/thesis worth six credits. This program is designed for teachers who currently hold certification and therefore does not lead to Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Certification.


The University of the Arts is authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant degrees in the visual, performing and related arts, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; telephone: 276-284-5000). The College of Art and Design is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of the Schools of Art and Design, and the Industrial Designers' Society of America. The School of Music is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

International Student Requirements:

Applicants must obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 92 (IBT) or 580 (PBT), a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, or complete Level 9 in the University’s ESL Institute. Students who do not meet score minimums may be required to successfully complete an English Language Program prior to matriculation. All applicants with post secondary or university transcripts from outside the United States are required to submit an official evaluation for each transcript. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) mandates that all foreign students applying for (or transferring their current) F-1 student visa sponsorship show sufficient funding for at least one year of study. A Certification of Finances form will be sent to you upon receipt of your application. The Certification of Finances is not required to make an offer of admission however, the I-20 form cannot be issued without a valid Certification of Finances.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 595 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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