What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Music Education is designed for the student with a career goal in music education. It provides a broad foundation in educational philosophy, theory, and history in research and practice for a solid grounding for continuing work in K-12 education, community music and other pursuits, and as preparation for further advanced study. The MA in Music Education is a two-year, 30- unit program focusing on one-on-one study with an advisor, courses and practicums in education theory, issues and research in conjunction with seminars in music research and writing, music history, and music theory. The degree culminates with the Written Culminating Exams (WCE), and the completion of a music education thesis (Plan A) or project (Plan B).

Special Session Program Information

Academic Programs offered through Special Session are operated by the College of International and Extended Studies (IES). Registration and enrollment in a Special Session course or program must use the special session application form and will follow special session fee and course schedules. Note that regular session students seeking to enroll simultaneously in a special session course or program will trigger a separate and additional set of fees. This may require an additional enrollment appointment from the Registrar and it may have implications for financial aid status or requirements.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities and the Arts

Study options

Full Time (30 units)

Tuition fees
USD $9,286 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected April 2021

Start date

17 August 2020, 25 January 2021

Venue

College of Humanities and the Arts

Washington Square Hall 120,

SAN JOSE,

California,

95192, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited and approved institution from a foreign country, or the completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Hold a GPA of at least 2.5 (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last two years of full-time study. Good academic standing at the last institution attended. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper Based), 213 (Computer Based); 80 (Internet Based); IELTS score 6.5; PTE: 53.

For international students

U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. A 2.5 GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full-time study.

English Language Proficiency: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL – 96 (IBT), paper based – 590, Computer based – 243, Writing Section - 5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 53.

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