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Graduate Programs

The CCSU Department of Music offers three primary graduate degree and certificate programs: the Master of Science (M.S.) in Music Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, and the Post-Master’s Certificate in Music Education.  

  • The M.S. in Music Education is designed to provide the certified music teacher with professional training beyond the baccalaureate degree in music education, music theory, and performance.

  • The Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Music Education Program is designed for applicants who hold a bachelor's degree but who are not certified in music education

  • The Post-Master’s Certificate in Music Education is designed to provide music educators with professional training beyond the master’s degree.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Candidates for all programs must apply to both the University and the Department of Music. The Department cannot make a decision until the applicant has been accepted by the University. For information on HOW TO APPLY, click here.

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POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATION IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree but who are not certified in music education may apply for acceptance into the post-baccalaureate graduate certification program. Upon satisfactory completion of a musicianship exam, audition, and interview, the student will consult with the Chair of the Department of Music to develop a planned program for certification. A theory and aural skills examinations, which will be given on the audition day, are primarily used to place students in the appropriate theory and aural skills classes. However, a low score could influence the decision about an applicant’s acceptance. The number of years needed to complete the certification program is contingent upon an evaluation of the applicant’s transcript, and results of the musicianship exam and audition. Course work used to gain certification may not be used toward a graduate degree program. Students must meet all requirements for admission to the Professional Program in the School of Education and Professional Studies.**

**Students should be aware that additional licensure and certification requirements may be imposed by outside licensing or accrediting agencies even after a plan of study has been approved or after a student has entered a professional program. A plan of study may be subject to revision to reflect such additional requirements.

Candidates for all programs must apply to both the University and the Department of Music. The Department cannot make a decision until the applicant has been accepted by the University. For information on HOW TO APPLY, click here.

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POST-MASTER'S CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Music educators with a master's degree may apply for acceptance into post-master's study. Upon satisfactory completion of the application (to the Department and the University), and an interview with the Department’s Coordinator of Graduate Programs, students will meet with an adviser to design a 30-credit planned program. 

Candidates for all programs must apply to both the University and the Department of Music. The Department cannot make a decision until the applicant has been accepted by the University.  For information on HOW TO APPLY, click here.

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