University of North Texas

College of Music

Music Education


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

In the Division of Music Education at the University of North Texas, we're dedicated to developing strong leaders in music education.

Our Master of Music Education degree provides you the teaching, administrative and leadership skills needed for success in a variety of educational settings. You can select either a teaching emphasis or a research emphasis.

The teaching emphasis is for school music teachers wanting to advance their knowledge in the practice and theory of music instruction. The research emphasis is recommended for those who might want to teach music in higher education. Both tracks require passing a comprehensive exam consisting of a thesis or the defense of a project practicum, depending on your track.

Outstanding faculty

Our faculty members remain current on trends through various research projects. Research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Choral music education
  • Community music
  • General music pedagogy
  • Instrumental instruction
  • Sociological context

They've also published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, written or contributed to textbooks and conducted presentations at regional, national and international conferences. Several faculty members remain active in music education through community outreach programs such as the Early Childhood Music Program and the New Horizons Senior Band.

The College of Music is one of the nation's most comprehensive music schools and is recognized internationally for its artistic and academic excellence. The college is vital to the region's arts community, presenting more than 1,000 formal and informal concerts annually. Its facilities include:

  • More than 300 practice rooms
  • Seven performance halls
  • Numerous classrooms and rehearsal rooms
  • Computer labs

UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.

The Toulouse Graduate School offers several professional development workshops, including a Thesis Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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