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Graduate Programs in Music Education

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The graduate music education program at The Ohio State University School of Music is designed for experienced teachers who wish to go further, think more deeply and become leaders in the field of music education. Students holding a bachelor's degree in music are eligible to apply for the Master of Arts (MA) in music education, while those already holding both a bachelor's and a master's degree are eligible to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.

Students with an undergraduate music degree that is not in music education may also wish to explore our individualized Post-Baccalaureate program, which leads to teacher licensure and the ability to become a school music teacher.

Whether you are interested in completing a Master of Arts, beginning a PhD, seeking professional development, or exploring areas of interest within and outside of music, Ohio State’s Pathways to Your Future in Music Education provides the flexibility through summer courses, autumn/spring courses (most in the evenings), or online and in-person courses to meet your professional goals. Questions? Contact Daryl Kinney, Music Education Area Head

Explore the degree pages at the links above and visit Graduate Programs — How to Apply for admissions requirements, deadlines and funding information.

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