MM Online Courses

Students complete at least 8 courses and at least 32 credit hours: 12 credits of music education, 4 credits of music theory, and 16 credits of approved electives. Courses run in seven-week intensives where students take one course at a time. Students typically complete two courses per semester and can complete the program in 18-24 months.

Some online MM in Music Education degree students take advantage of our summer session, completing course work on campus, while enjoying Boston’s cultural offerings and summer sea breezes. Residence hall accommodations are usually available. More information including session dates, optional on-campus residence hall availability, financial aid, and tuition rates is communicated to students during the academic year.

Graduate students must maintain a semester and cumulative grade point average (GPI/GPA) of at least 3.00 to be in good academic standing and to graduate from the College of Fine Arts.

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Music Education Core Courses

(8 credits required, choose two courses*)

*Third course could be used as an approved elective.


Music Education Capstone Course

(4 credits, 1 course required)


Music Theory

(4 credits, 1 course required*)


Approved Electives

(16 credits, choose 4 courses)

Total Coursework: 32-34 credits*