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Music Education

Master of Music Education (M.M.E.)

College: College of Liberal Arts & Communication

Department: Music


The Master of Music Education degree consists of 30 hours of advanced study. The comprehensive curriculum is designed for both public school educators as well as for those who plan to continue study at the doctoral level. The Department of Music entrance examinations in music history and music theory assist in planning each student’s exact course of study.


Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Graduate Bulletin.

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  • Admission Process

    Students seeking admission into the Master of Music Education Degree program must meet the admission requirements of Graduate Programs and the specific program requirements. In addition, applicants must have completed a four-year teacher education program. Applicants who do not meet the requirements of completing a four-year teacher education program may be required to complete the undergraduate courses leading to licensure. These courses may be completed concurrently with graduate work, but must be completed before the degree is awarded. Applicants must also take the A-State Department of Music entrance examinations in music history, written music theory, and aural music theory.

    Admission into the MME program requires the submission of:

    • Official transcripts for coursework and degree completion verification in music education or an approved equivalent.
    • A Letter of Interest (minimum of 500 words, maximum of 750) stating current professional status/goals after obtaining the MME degree and a brief overview of your philosophy of music education.
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
    • A minimum of three (3) professional letters of recommendation.
    • An example of your teaching (must be an audio-visual recording of an ensemble or group music lesson; minimum of 5 minutes, maximum of 10 minutes).

    In addition to the above requirements, the following grades and scores must be achieved.

    Unconditional AdmissionA minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (or 3.25 on the last 60 hours).

    Conditional Admission - A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (or 3.00 on the last 60 hours).

  • Emphasis Areas
    • Choral
    • Instrumental


NASM LogoArkansas State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.