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Music Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What steps do I take to get enrolled in the MME degree online?
A: See qualifications link

Q: How long does the degree usually take
A: We have folks finish the degree in as little as a year (fall, spring and summer) or take a bit slower pace and finish in 2 years.

Q: When can I start?
A: We offer admissions in the fall, spring and summer

Fall admission deadine: June 1st

Spring admission deadline: November 1st

Summer admission deadline: March 1st

Q: Who do I contact for more information?
A: E-mail Dr. Amanda Schlegel at musiced@usm.edu

Q: Do out of state students pay more than in state students?
A: No, all online classes are charged in state tuition

Q: Does the standard instate tuition rates apply for part time students?
A: Click here and choose the term that applies to view the costs associated with part time enrollment.

Q Will I need to write a Thesis?
A: The Online Masters in Music Education is designed for practicing teachers and no thesis is required.

Q: Will I need to take comprehensive exams?
A: Yes, comprehensive exams are given the semester the student intends to graduate and are in the area of Music Education only.

Q: Do I have to come to campus to take my comprehensive exams?
A: No, you can arrange to have the comprehensive exam proctored where you are located.

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