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Master of Music Education Degree Requirements

The division's graduate program includes advanced professional and scholarly study for music educators and music therapists, licensure/certification programs for those with baccalaureate degrees in other fields who plan to enter the music education and music therapy professions (these initial licensure/certification programs typically also require collateral undergraduate study), and advanced study for individuals in related disciplines.

Music Educators generally teach at the college/university, junior college, secondary, or elementary level, and/or pursue research. Music Therapists usually teach at the college/university level, pursue research, and/or engage in clinical practice.

Master of Music Education w/major in Music Education (MME), ME-MME

MEMT Master's Handbook (pdf) – MME
Master's Degree Program Plan (pdf) | Thesis/Non Thesis

Master of Music Education w/major in Music Therapy (MME), MT-MME

MEMT Master's Handbook (pdf) - MME
Master's Degree Program Plan (pdf) | Thesis/Non Thesis

Graduate Certification Program in Music Education

For information please contact Christopher Johnson cmj@ku.edu or Jacob Dakon jmdakon@ku.edu.

Graduate Equivalency Program in Music Therapy

MEMT Music Therapy Graduate Equivalency Program Handbook (pdf) | effective July 2018
Music Therapy Graduate Equivalency Requirement Check Sheet (pdf) | effective July 2018

Past versions/editions / Graduate Equivalency in Music Therapy

MEMT Documents & Forms

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