M.M. - Music Education (With Thesis)

Important Dates

For priority consideration for Graduate Assistantships and/or Fellowships, two deadlines must be met:

December 15, 2022

Completion of graduate applications for all degree programs/specializations

(The priority consideration deadline for Summer MM-Music Education fellowships is May 1, 2023)

 January 21, 2023

Graduate audition day and deadline for completion of all required auditions

(Conducting auditions must be completed by January 27, 2023) 

Begin by applying online at http://go.unl.edu/gradapp.

  1. Create an account.
  2. Complete your application.
  • You will be asked to upload scanned copies of your transcripts showing all postsecondary coursework completed, including all studies for which credit was granted (e.g. summer institutes such as Aspen or Interlochen). Further information can be found at https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/admissions/requirements#transcripts. We require: Undergraduate GPA = 2.75/4.00 scale.
  • Students whose native language is not English or who have not previously earned a degree from an institution at which English is the official medium of instruction must enter their TOEFL or IELTS score and upload a copy of their score report. Official scores should be sent directly to UNL. Further information can be found at https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/international/english. We require: TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5 overall band score.
  • You will need to provide contact information, including an email address, for each person from whom you wish a reference. For each recommender, click the Submit Recommendation Request button to send a letter request to your reference writer. A minimum of three letters of recommendation is required; four recommendation letters are recommended.
  • You will need to submit any “Prepared Creative /Scholarly Materials Requirements” (see below) marked with an asterisk (*) as part of the initial application process.

   3. Submit your application and pay the application fee of $50 ($25  if you are currently an active student at UNL). After you’ve clicked “Submit,” validated your information, and paid the application fee, you’ll receive a confirmation email indicating that the application was successfully submitted.

4. Submit required “Prepared Creative /Scholarly Materials Requirements” (see below) marked with a bullet (•) via SlideRoom, a resource manager of The Common Application. A SlideRoom account can be created by going to https://unlarts.slideroom.com/#/login and clicking on “Apply Now.” Once the account has been created, scroll down on this page and select “GKSOM-Priority GA Graduate Application Material Submission (2022).”

Prepared Creative/Scholarly Materials Requirements:

* A 1-to-2 page type-written statement of philosophy of music education (PDF preferred).

* A sample or samples of formal writing/organizational ability: term paper, curriculum guide, etc. (PDF preferred).

• A 10-15 minute video file demonstrating representative work in the classroom or rehearsal hall.

Master of Music

Music Education (Thesis)

AreaCourseCredit HrsTotal Credits
Core Courses     21 hrs
MUED 832-Beginning Graduate Studies in Music Education 3 hrs
  MUED 836-Psychology/Sociology of Music 3 hrs  
  MUED 843-Research 3 hrs  
  MUED 845- Historical & Philosophical Foundations of American Music Education 3 hrs  
  MUED 928-Curriculum OR 3 hrs  
  MUED 838-Inclusive Music Education 3 hrs  
  MUSC 899  Thesis 6 hrs  
Music Courses     6 hrs
  History/Theory 3 hrs  
  Theory/Composition 3 hrs  
  MUSR 69-Recital Attendance (4 semesters) 0 hrs  
Supporting Courses EDPS 859-Statistical Mthds or EDPS 900K-Intro Qualitative   3 hrs
    TOTAL: 30 hrs