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Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education

Program Details

The online Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education is a professional degree for individuals committed to leadership in music education policy and practice in a variety of settings both in and outside of schools. The degree program consists of three components: coursework, qualifying examinations, and a dissertation.  Students will learn to employ the latest technology and immerse themselves in subjects that offer the potential to transform music education in order to provide new and better techniques that encourage their students to improve as musicians and succeed as well-rounded people.  Coursework includes the study of the history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and technology of music education.


  • Two current recommendations from immediate supervisors, music teachers, mentors, and/or undergraduate or graduate faculty addressing 
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • A master’s degree
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement 
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Writing sample

Students travel to the Boston University campus for a culminating experience near the end of the program.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Commission of Higher Education

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)