Masters in Music Education

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Sarah Provost

(904) 620-3836

Building 45 , Room 2007


Application Information
Applications are only accepted for the fall term.
Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . May 1

Admission Requirements

University requirements:


  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours  of undergraduate study. 


Additional program requirements:


  • Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  • Three letters of recommendation by a faculty member or professional reference familiar with the applicant's academic or research potential. 
  • A letter of intent stating the applicant's educational or professional goals.
  • Resume
  • Department of Music application (contact the Music Department)
  • A writing sample consisting of 5-7 pages of scholarly writing
  • Department of Music interview (contact the Music Department)
  • Passing scores on all portions of the Florida Department of Education General Knowledge Exam

Applicants who wish to apply to the Education and Professional Studies concentration must possess a Bachelor of Music.


    Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.


    Program Overview

    The Master of Music Education program is designed to offer two year residency degrees varying from 30 - 39 credit hours.  The Master of Music, Education and Pedagogy concentration is geared towards students who have already completed a Bachelors degree in Music Education.  The curriculum allows students to work with experienced educators and develop research in music education. 

    The Master of Music, Professional Studies concentration is designed for students who possess a Bachelors in any Music major.  The focus is on building the skills necessary to enter the teaching profession in Florida.  Completion of the degree and passing the Florida Department of Education Professional Knowledge and Music Subject Area exams leads to certification to teach Music in the state of Florida.   

    Concentrations Offered
    • Pedagogy and Research
    • Professional Education
    Special Notes about the Program

    The University of North Florida is home to one of the most recognized performance-based music programs in the country.  With an emphasis in American music and comprised of dedicated faculty who are noted artists/practitioners in their fields, UNF's Music Flagship Program offers a stimulating, yet personal atmosphere for scholarship. The Master of Music Education course schedules are designed to accommodate professional students with full or part-time jobs to fullest extent possible. 

    UNF's Music Flagship Program is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music(NASM).   


    Total Program
    Credit Hours
    Average Length
    of the Program
    2 years