M.M. - Music Education (With Thesis)

Important Dates

For priority consideration for funding (GTAs or fellowships), Graduate Applications must be completed by:

January 15th, 2018

(All Degrees Programs)

April 1st, 2018

(Summer MM-Music Educ ONLY)

Preferred graduate audition days:

February 16, 2018

Conducting & Jazz Performance auditions

February 17, 2018

All other area auditions

Submissions will be reviewed starting on January 15, 2018.

Application Checklist - Specific Requirements

You must begin by applying to the UNL Graduate College at: 
https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/programs/Music
  • To start the whole process you must complete the UNL Graduate College application form (with its $50 application fee), available on-line at  www.unl.edu/gradstudies
  • The Graduate College application will send you to an on-line site called G.A.M.E.S., where you will begin the specific application for the Glenn Korff School of Music. You can save material in G.A.M.E.S. and return to it via its own website (see below) to complete the music application.
Complete your application to the Glenn Korff School of Music through G.A.M.E.S. at:
 games.unl.edu
  • You will need your NUID and Password to login to this application.
  • You must upload all transcripts into MyRed.  You will need one copy of transcripts of all undergraduate work and all previous graduate work (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/prospective/reqs#transcripts
  • We require:
    Undergraduate GPA = 2.75/4.00 scale
  • International Students (only) must enter their TOEFL score into G.A.M.E.S. and also have scores sent directly to UNL. Further information can be found at https://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/prospective/international/english   We require:
    TOEFL minimum = Paper-550  Internet-79 (IELTS 6.5)
  • You will need to provide contact information, including an email address, for each person from whom you wish a reference. Then for each one you must click the send request button to notify your reference writer.
  • You will submit any and all required creative/scholarly works (paperwork), through G.A.M.E.S.; for video/audio submissions, you will be directed inside G.A.M.E.S. to another website called SlideRoom.
Prepared Creative/Scholarly Materials Required
  • A 10-15 minute video file demonstrating representative work in the classroom or rehearsal hall.
    (NOTE ABOUT VIDEO FILE SUBMISSIONS: The maximum file size of a single video is 120Mb, so you should split large video submissions into pieces that are logical and under the file-size limits. We suggest that you review all submitted files carefully.)
  • 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).

Master of Music

Option I - Plan D - Music Education (Thesis) Emphasis

AreaCourse
Credit Hrs
Total Credits
Core Courses  
18 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  
9 hrs
  History/Theory
3 hrs
  Theory/Composition
3 hrs
  Other music courses
3 hrs
 
  MUSR 68-Recital Attendance (4 semesters)
0 hrs
Supporting Courses EDPS 859-Statistical Mthds or EDPS 900K-Intro Qualitative
 
3 hrs
   
TOTAL
30 hrs