The University of West Georgia Department of Music now offers a Master of Music degree in Music Education that is entirely online.
The program is intended for students who seek advanced training in music and music education. Admission requires applicants to have a baccalaureate degree in music education or a baccalaureate degree along with a certification in teaching music.
All applicants who seek admissions into the Master of Music degree program must complete or exempt the Graduate Music Qualifying Examination. The exam targets the student’s knowledge on music history, musical styles, music theory and aural skills.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and National Association of Schools of Music accredit the department of music at UWG. A total of 30 semester hours is required to earn a master’s degree. The online program is opening doors and allowing more students to get a higher education in music.
"We are delighted to make this excellent program available to students across the United States and beyond,” says Kevin Hibbard, professor and chair of the department of music. “There is a demonstrated need for distance education to serve qualified students who are unable to complete a campus-based program. We have many accomplished graduates throughout the region, and now we can greatly expand this opportunity.”