The Master’s program that’s in tune with your goals

If you love music and want to share it with others, Auburn University is the place for you! Teaching music is a rewarding career. Like you, Auburn University focuses on student success. So if you’re considering a master’s degree, we can help you reach your goal.

Auburn University's M.S. degree (which does not lead to certification) provides an interdisciplinary graduate-level education for community-based or international music educators.

Auburn University's Music Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Accelerator Admission Details
Advanced MAP MAP Academic English
GPA 2.75 2.5 2.5
IELTSTM 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) Below 6.0
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees 4-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent in musicology, music education, teaching music, conducting, music performance psychology, or music pedagogy from an accredited university.
Available Entry Fall, Spring, or Summer Fall, Spring, or Summer Fall, Spring, or Summer

If your undergraduate degree is not listed as a “Qualifying Undergraduate Degree,” you may still be suitable for admission, but this will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Advanced MAP sub-scoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

Sample Coursework

  • Social & Cultural Diversity in American Education
  • Basic Methods in Education Research
  • Advanced Survey of Exceptionality

Progression details

After completion of the Master’s Accelerator, students will progress into a 30-credit, non-thesis degree from the College of Education.
Advanced MAP MAP Academic English
Credits earned towards degree 6 9 0
Progression requirements 3.0 GPA and no grade lower than a B 3.0 GPA and no grade lower than a B Successful completion of all Academic English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team.

Total credit hours required for degree: 30

Tuition costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Advanced MAP
1 semester
2 semesters
Tuition cost1 $17,300 $27,000

Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

Want to improve your English first?

Sign up for the popular Academic English program. Through Academic English, you’ll get personalized English language help to prepare you for success at Auburn Global and in your career.

Program Tuition: $3,800-$7,300 USD

The amount that students pay in tuition and required fees represents a sizable and important investment in their future. However, student payments alone do not cover the full cost of providing any of Auburn’s educational programs. Even after state appropriations are included, some programs require funding through additional fees in order to provide the high-quality learning environment that students expect. Like the basic tuition and fees, these additional amounts help to cover not only the direct costs of providing instruction and advising in these programs, but also indirect costs associated with Auburn’s role as a comprehensive center of higher education for the state. Tuition quoted for the Master’s Accelerator Program does not include college-specific fees associated with declaring a major within a college. These college-specific fees are charged per semester once a student gains admission into that college.

Ready to learn so that you can teach?

The Master of Music Education program at Auburn University gives you all the tools to succeed. Give yourself a smart start to your career – apply now as part of the Master’s Accelerator program.