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Program Details

The online MA in Music Education degree program from the University of South Florida-Main Campus is intended for the currently practicing music educator who wishes to increase their understanding of informal learning and learner-centered pedagogies. Courses cover topics such as:

  • Research Design & Methods in Music Education
  • Literature Review in Music Education
  • Research Data Analysis & Report Writing in Music Education
  • Learner-Centered Approaches in Music Education
  • History of Blues & Rock


A one week intense on-campus session is required during the first course taken in the program. 

  • An official transcript for a completed undergraduate degree in music (from an accredited program)
  • The overall GPA for upper division credit hours must be at least 3.00, and the GPA for all music, music education, and education courses included in the undergraduate degree must be at least 3.00
  • A resume
  • A minimum of two current letters of recommendation from people qualified to speak on behalf of the applicant's professional capabilities
  • At least two years of K-12 music teaching experience, or the equivalent

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges