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Music Education

The M.M. in Music Education is designed to cultivate continued development of professional competence beyond the baccalaureate degree. High levels of musicianship and pedagogical expertise are integrated into a comprehensive program of study. Unique to the degree in music education are four degree options that enable students to pursue individual interests and talents. At the core of each of the 30-hour degree option is coursework that immerses students in the foundations and research of music education, performance studies, music history, and music theory. To complete the degree, students can select from the following four options of coursework and culminating projects: Field Study Option; Recital Option; Thesis Option; or Certification Option.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Repertoire List, Personal Statement

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Any recordings or videos on disc submitted for your admissions file will be held no more than one year. If you would like such materials to be returned to you, please provide a self addressed, stamped envelope.

Extra Accreditation Info

The School of Music and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Music Education program is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the West Virginia Department of Education.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​March 1

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Repertoire List, Personal Statement

Admissions Requirements

Any recordings or videos on disc submitted for your admissions file will be held no more than one year. If you would like such materials to be returned to you, please provide a self addressed, stamped envelope.

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The School of Music and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Music Education program is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the West Virginia Department of Education.

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