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Master of Music, Music Education Boston University College of Fine Arts


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Take your love of music to another level. Boston University's Master of Music in Music Education (MM) online program is designed for passionate educators who are interested in harmonizing their musical talents with advanced academic credentials.

In 1872, BU pioneered music education by offering the nation's first music degree. Today, when you earn your master's degree from the University's prestigious School of Music, the revered credential can help distinguish your talent. It's an accomplishment that holds intrinsic yet tangible value, especially in today's changing landscape of music education.

Choose BU and you'll see why we proudly celebrate more than 100 years of leadership in music education. We take a modern approach without overlooking valuable lessons learned along the way; lessons that helped shape some of the world's most musical minds. Our time-honored curriculum is taught by expert faculty who are in tune with twenty-first century music education, music theory, and musicology.

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As a student of the MM online program, you can access the resources of a world-class university, without disrupting your personal and professional responsibilities. The concepts you learn will challenge you academically, artistically, and professionally—and can be applied immediately in your classroom.

  • Excel as a music educator with respected credentials
  • Develop new skills in high-quality music instruction
  • Collaborate with like-minded music educators around the world
  • Prepare for advancement in your career and contribute to the growth of the profession
  • Investigate the philosophy, history, sociology, and psychology of music education
  • Focus on music from a variety of cultural and historical approaches, such as African music, American music, and jazz


The Boston University Master of Music in Music Education online program consists of eight courses, which may be completed in 18 to 24 months of study. In addition, students will produce a curriculum document.

Getting Started

Admission deadlines are every seven weeks. Please complete our inquiry form to receive more information. Students may apply to begin at any time. For assistance with your application or to ask questions, please contact our Manager of Online Admissions at 1-855-884-5636, e-mail, or visit the CFA program website.