M.M. - Music Education (Without Thesis)

Graduate Admissions

Audition Days

 Friday, January 31, 2025 (morning only)
Saturday, February 1, 2025 (afternoon only)
 *Saturday, February 15, 2025 (all day)
  • Graduate Applications: The deadline for all degree programs and specializations is December 15, 2024.
  • Required Auditions: All required auditions, whether in-person or video, must be completed by 5 p.m. February 15, 2025.
  • Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships: All graduate applicants are automatically considered for graduate assistantships and fellowships. No separate application is required. 
  • Summer MM-Music Education Fellowships: The priority consideration deadline is May 1, 2025.
*Preferred graduate audition day 

Application Checklist - Specific Requirements

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).

Master of Music- Music Education (without thesis) - Summers Only

AreaCourseCredit HrsTotal Credits
Music Education Courses     21 hrs
  MUED 832 Engaging Student Learning through Instructional Design (3)  3 hrs  
  MUED 843 Intro to Research in Music Educatiion 3 hrs  
  MUED 838 Inclusive Music Education 3 hrs  
  MUED 836 Psychology & Sociology of Music  3 hrs  
  MUED 845 Historical & Philosophical Foundations of American Music Education 3 hrs  
  MUED 848 Expert Teaching in Music Education 3 hrs  

MUED 928 Capstone: Impacting the Future of Music Education 

3 hrs  
Music Courses     9 hrs

MUSC 840 Creative Performance in Music (music performance) 

3 hrs  

MUSC 846 Analytic Perspectives (music theory analysis/music history) 

3 hrs  

 MUSC 890 Music of the World (musicology/ethnomusicology) 

3 hrs  
    TOTAL: 30 hrs