MMus in Music Education

Who is the program for?

The Master's in Music Education at Western provides opportunities for music education professionals working in various areas to develop their professional knowledge and thus have a positive impact on their daily work. The Master's degree program provides music educators with access to innovative ideas and practice helping them to become leaders in the profession.  

Benefits of the program

The newly designed Master's is oriented by three guiding goals:

  • Create a diverse learning experience;
  • Provide greater program flexibility and student choice; and
  • Impact music practitioners' thinking and practice.

In order to do so we are now offering classes in traditional formats, online and blended formats (e.g. video conferencing), as well as via intense-workshop formats.

The program is now available in traditional or accelerated tracks.  Students choosing to accelerate their Summer/Online Master's will choose the July-to-July option and be able to complete their studies by taking 3 classes in Summer one and two, and taking 1 class in the Fall and 1 in the Winter.  Students in the traditional master's could complete their degree in three terms:  Fall, Winter and Summer.

Program Requirements

MMus in Music Education

                

Course-based   

Thesis-based*  

Number of courses

8 half courses (or equivalent) 6 half courses (or equivalent)

Mandatory and recommended courses

9531A/B Research Methods in Music Education

6 elective half courses in music or music education 

9531A/B Research Methods in Music Education

5 additional half courses in music or music education 

Other requirements

Capstone Project Thesis

Expected duration of program

5 terms (accelerated option is available) 5 terms

* Students must declare their intention to write a thesis after discussion with the Program Advisor by the end of the first term of registration. They must identify a thesis supervisor and submit a thesis proposal to the Graduate Committee no later than one month after the start of their third term of registration.

Summer/Online MMus in Music Education

This flexible program blends on-site and online courses to attend to the needs of practioners who would like to keep their current position while completing a Master's degree.

Note that students enrolled in this program pay per-course fees rather than full-time tuition. Consult Western's Fee Schedule for current fees.

                

Course-based   

Number of courses

8 half courses (or equivalent)

Mandatory and recommended courses

9531A/B Research Methods in Music Education

6 elective half courses in music or music education

Capstone Project (half course)

Expected duration of program

5 terms (accelerated option is available)

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