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 classrooms, studios, or community spaces to develop their professional knowledge. The Master's degree program provides music educators with access to innovative ideas and practices, helping them to become leaders in the profession.  

Benefits of the program

The Master's is oriented by three guiding goals:

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

The program is available full-time or part-time with courses offered in Fall, Winter, and Summer terms. Summer courses are offered on campus during the month of July.

Program Requirements

MMus in Music Education (full-time)

                

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

9599A/B Capstone Project Thesis

Expected duration of program

5 terms  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.

Recently Completed Theses

 

Summer/Online MMus in Music Education (part-time)

This flexible part-time 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.

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

9599A/B Capstone Project

Expected duration of program

5 terms