Sep 23, 2023  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Music Education - MM

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Master of Music in Music Education

Music Education – MM5182 (Athens), MM5190 (Online)

School of Music
497 Glidden Hall
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus, Online

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Athens campus (MM5182): Fall, Spring

Online (MM5190): Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview

The course work is divided equally between music education and other studies with many possible options that vary according to the student’s needs and interests.

Program Learning Outcomes

In successfully pursuing an Ohio University Master of Music degree, students will

  1. Develop advanced capacities to work independently and make effective artistic and intellectual judgments and professional decisions in the area of specialization.
  2. Demonstrate professional competence in the area of specialization before peers and faculty.
  3. Produce a final project or equivalent reviewed by more than one faculty member.

Opportunities for Graduates

Although the focus of the program is upon preparation to be a more skillful teacher, many options are possible, including preparation for music administration and supervision. The degree program prepares students for permanent certification and doctoral study leading to college teaching. The coursework is divided equally among music education and other areas such as music theory, music history, jazz studies, and applied music (including conducting).

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Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum of 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  2. Undergraduate degree in music education required.
  3. Teaching Sample - 10-minute video demonstrating teaching proficiency.
  4. Academic Writing Sample.

International Students

The Athens campus program (MM5182) permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program. 

Graduation Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours; more may be required depending on the culminating experience selected.

Track Requirements

Select either the Choral track or the Instrumental track.

Music Theory, History, and Composition

Complete a minimum of 4 hours in graduate-level MUS theory, history, and composition courses. Course selections must be made in consultation with the program director.


Complete a minimum of 6 hours in additional graduate-level MUS courses. Course selections must be made in consultation with the program director.

Culminating Experience

Students will complete a recital, thesis, of professional/clinical project. Students must complete 2-4 hours of the appropriate capstone course, depending on the culminating experience chosen.

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