The master of music is designed as a two-year program that offers in-depth study for students highly gifted in music performance, music education, music theory, composition, or research.
Students seeking this degree are required to complete 30-32 hours of course work, culminating in a creative project, recital, research paper, or thesis near the end of their degree work.
This degree plan requires an audition or portfolio review for admission; all students are also required to complete a master’s oral exit exam in their final semester.
With our online option, you can earn your master's with a music education concentration while still teaching full-time. Enjoy the same rigor of on-campus study in a 100% online format. Learn more.
Areas of Study
For more information, fill out our request form, visit the course catalog, or download the graduate student handbook.
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Paying for Your Education
An assistantship is an excellent opportunity to work closely with faculty, gain hands-on experience, and it provides a waiver of most of your tuition costs and a stipend. Learn more.
Ready to Apply?
You will need to be admitted by both the Ball State Graduate School and the School of Music.
The School of Music is home to two cutting-edge recital halls, nearly 10,000 square feet of dedicated recording studio space, and a plethora of practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, and teaching studios. Take a closer look.