Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Music Education (D.M.E.) is an advanced doctoral-level music studies program designed to equip students to lead and teach music programs at all levels of education. This program is ideal for music professionals who want to use their experience and practice of music to the next level by building and managing music learning content and pursuing leadership roles in music education programs. Students in the D.M.E. program will develop skills in teaching music education for different levels of education, including K-12 settings and at the college level. Through an understanding of music education theory and the history of music education, students will explore and master new ways to engage students in the art and craft of music. Students in the D.M.E. program will complete a thesis project which will demonstrate their expertise by participating in an in-depth research topic in music education that will apply their new skills to tackle real-world challenges in teaching music. The skills and knowledge that students in the Doctor of Music Education gain will be valuable in many music-related settings. Students will be prepared to lead K-12 or college music programs, work in music education resource companies, advocate for cultural enrichment nonprofit organizations, and consult with political agencies focused on music education. Graduates of the Doctor of Music Education will be well-equipped to pursue roles as music program directors, music curriculum coordinators, visual and performing arts directors, and university music professors.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s)