Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Music Education Required Program
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (fax)

Master of Music Education

Required Program

Semester Hours

Graduate Music Theory Seminar Course  3
MUST 612  Foundations of Music Education 3
MUST 614  Research in Music 3
500-600-level music teaching methodology 6
EDUC 681  Advanced Education Psychology 3
MUST 531  Computer Music Technology I 3
MUST 616 The Music Curriculum K-12  3
MUSR 698 Graduate Written & Oral Comprehensive Exams 0
600-level applied music elective (primary or secondary instruments) 3
500 or 600-level elective from any discipline offered by the University   3
500 or 600-level elective from any discipline offered by
the College of Visual and Performing Arts
500 or 600-level music literature elective     3

Total Semester Hours


Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions.

At least one-half of the work presented for a graduate music degree must be in course work at the 600 level. 

Note: Registration for GSTC 600, Continuing Graduate Studies, may be required. Check with advisor.

Comprehensive Examinations. At least two weeks prior to final examinations, music graduate students must pass written and oral examinations covering all aspects of their graduate program. Students may not attempt the comprehensive examinations more than three times.

Additional Requirements. There is no recital requirement for the Master of Music Education degree. However, a student may complete up to 6 hours in applied music with the approval of the appropriate applied committee for any study beyond 3 hours. A student earning 6 credit hours must present at least a half recital before graduation.

Last Updated: 1/18/23