Music Education (M.A.) - Music Studies

Music Education (M.A.) - Music Studies

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

This program is a non-licensure program. Refer to

Foundational Studies in Music Education
MUSC 510Foundations of Music Education3
MUSC 524Analytical Techniques 13
MUSC 531Bibliography and Research in Music Education3
Total Hours9
Music Studies Concentration
ETHM 511Introduction to Ethnomusicology3
MUSC 515Graduate Conducting 13
MUSC 525Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques3
MUSC 630Principles of Music Technology3
MUSC 650Research in Music Education3
WRSP 510Biblical Foundations of Worship3
Total Hours18
Music Education Studies Courses
MUSC 620Music in America3
MUSC 640History and Philosophy of Music Education in America3
MUSC 670Principles of Curricula and Pedagogy for Music Education3
Total Hours9
Research Studies Courses
MUSC 689Masters Thesis Proposal & Research3
MUSC 692Graduate Music Comprehensive Exam0
Choose one of the following:0
Music Education Curriculum Project 1
Thesis 1
Lecture Performance Recital 1,2
Total Hours3

 All Applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 39 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident & Online Format

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