Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Music Education
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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  

It is the mission of the Department of Music at Winthrop University to offer nationally accredited music programs that provide students with opportunities to explore their intellectual and creative potentials through liberal arts, music education, and music performance degrees to prepare them for a life of professional, academic, and community service.


Graduate Program Advisor

Dr. Elisa Koehler 



Why Winthrop?

Graduate Assistant Position Quality Program Graduate Travel Support

Students have the opportunity to work in their departments and around campus as graduate assistants.

The Department of Music at Winthrop University features the only comprehensive, fully accredited music program in our area conveniently located in the Upstate Region of South Carolina in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area.

Travel support is available for graduate student presentations or performances.


Click below to learn more about the program!


    Time to completion: 2 years

    Total Credits: 33

    Format: Campus-based

    Curriculum (MM in Education)



        In addition to meeting Winthrop University general admission requirements for all graduate students, the applicant for admission to a graduate program in music education should:

        • Hold a baccalaureate degree with a major in music education, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. Students whose undergraduate degree does not carry certification in music should enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program through the Richard W. Riley College of Education.

        • Have an overall undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

        • Pass an applied entrance audition. Students who do not pass the applied entrance audition will study at the undergraduate level. Graduate-level study must be attained by the end of the first semester.

        The diagnostic placement examinations should be taken prior to the semester of initial enrollment in the graduate program.

        Prospective students should contact Dr. Elisa Koehler by phone at 803/323-2255 or by e-mail at to confirm their intent to perform the audition and take the diagnostic placement examinations.

        All applicants must submit:

        • The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee

        • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Note: Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s)

        • Two letters of recommendation

        • An applied entrance audition

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    Last Updated: 1/18/23