Music Education, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WY,
It is the mission of the University of Wyoming Music Graduate program to prepare advanced students for leadership in professional performing, academic, and/or creative careers in music. To this end, faculty will guide and mentor graduate students throughout their respective degree programs. The Department of Music Graduate Studies program will offer support to both students and mentors through monthly Graduate Seminar Series presentations, performance evaluations, and an active Graduate Committee.


Goals and continued commitments:

  • Offer a complete graduate curriculum that will increase the knowledge and skills of students in the areas of performance, music history, theory, composition, and music education
  • Attract a greater number of qualified graduate students
  • Provide teaching, performing, and assisting opportunities for graduate students to prepare them for professional careers
  • Extend a firm commitment to music education in Wyoming by offering a Summer Cohort Graduate Program (MME)
  • Offer sufficient financial support through Graduate Assistantships and scholarships that will attract excellent students
  • Nurture and challenge the students in the artistic and creative aspects of music and music teaching
  • Provide a quality learning environment (up-to-date technology, well appointed classrooms, excellent performing areas, quality music education teaching centers, and adequate studios, offices, practice rooms, and storage) that will enhance learning and creative activity of all students and faculty
  • Provide opportunities for leadership and participation in performing, teaching, and professional organizations
  • Position the UW Music Department as a state, regional, national, and international cultural and artistic leader in teacher preparation, research, and creative and performing activities
  • Develop and mode a commitment to life-long learning on the part of the students and faculty
  • Maintain and expand a faculty and staff that can challenge and motivate students, while providing a congenial atmosphere for learning
  • Serve the Music Department through capable graduate teaching assistants and talented leaders in our studios and ensembles
Program Objectives--Music Education

Students graduating with a Master’s degree will develop

• Individual talents, interests and philosophies which can be used creatively both to preserve and extend our cultural heritage;

• Professional competence in such disciplines as composition and performance interpretation, and evaluation of knowledge;

• Scholarly competence in the organization , interpretation , and evaluation of knowledge

• Professional competence in the communication and dissemination of knowledge

• Potential to solve contemporary problems in various aspects of music

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Music Research Methods
  • Applied Instruction
  • Ensembles
  • Graduate Recital
  • Pedagogy in respective area of study
  • Performance Practice and Interpretation
  • Advanced Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Application checklist for International students

  • Online Application (a non-refundable application fee of U.S. $50.00 is required) 
  • Provide Certified and Attested Copy of Transcripts:The school must send official transcripts (mark sheets, transcripts, exam results, certificates, diploma, etc.).  All records should be submitted in the native language and accompanied with an official English translation.
  •  Provide Proof of English Proficiency (required for all non-native English speakers)
  •  Provide Proof of Financial Support:Official bank statement
  • Copy of Passport (Passport copy can be submitted via a scanned e-mail to
  •  If you are currently studying at a U.S. Institution, please provide your school’s immigration coordinator with the following details for transfer:
  • Students Coming with Family- Please fill out the Family Information Form

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4518 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fee per 9 credits, per semester


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