Master of Arts in Music Education
University of South Florida-Main Campus

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. 

  • At least two years of K-12 music teaching experience, or the equivalent
  • Résumé
  • Personal goal statement
  • Two current letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript showing a completed undergraduate degree in music from an accredited institution
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in all music, music education, and education courses included in the undergraduate degree

Special Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges