At the Boston University School of Music, we proudly offer three online music education programs designed for working educators. Whether you’re local, living in Boston, or across the world, we promise you an online degree from BU will be a valuable asset to your scholarly toolkit, providing you with the skills needed to further your career.

The first step in applying is to contact our team by completing this learn more form, reaching out with questions via e-mail to, or starting a BU CFA Graduate Application.

We’ll be in touch soon. In the meantime, we invite you to explore below for more information about application requirements.


Online Master of Music in Music Education

Online Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Music Education

Online Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education



MM & CAGS in Music Education Online Programs

School of Music admits six times per year (Spring I, Summer I, Summer II, Fall I) for MM & CAGS in Music Education online programs. Each online session lasts 7 weeks, which allows you to complete two courses in a traditional 14-week semester. Most students complete their master’s degree or certificate of advanced graduate study in less than two years.

Term Application Deadline Classes Start Date
Spring I 2023 November 9, 2022 January 17, 2023
Spring II 2023 January 18, 2023 March 14, 2023
Summer I 2023 March 15, 2023 May 9, 2023
Summer II 2023 May 10, 2023 July 5, 2023
Fall I 2023 July 12, 2023 September 5, 2023
Fall II 2023 September 6, 2023 October 31, 2023
Spring I 2024 November 8, 2023 January 16, 2024
Spring II 2024 January 17, 2024 March 12, 2024
DMA in Music Education Online Program

BU admits one class per year for coursework starting each Fall for the DMA online program. Students take four credits each 7-week session and enroll in one course at a time.

Term Application Deadline Classes Start Date
Fall 2023 January 11, 2023 September 5, 2023
Fall 2024 January 10, 2024 (app opens September 1, 2023) September 3, 2024