Admission & Tuition

“The Kent State University MMME program has given me a deeper insight and appreciation of both my art and my students.  While continuing to teach middle school band, I am able to use my new and refined skills in real-time enhancing the music education of my students.  Each course has exceeded my expectations in regard to rigor, convenience, and accessibility to faculty.  I am confident that the skills I have learned in this program will continue to make a positive impact on my teaching and my students’ musical learning.” - Rebecca Roach (MM)

Admissions Checklist

To apply to the online music education program, candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor's degree in music education from a regionally accredited institution that adheres to the general guidelines for undergraduate competencies in music theory, music history, music performance, conducting, ensemble participation and music education preparation as established by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Bachelor’s degree in music from a regionally accredited institution, plus documentation showing how you successfully completed your state’s licensure requirements to teach in school settings.

  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Active U.S. teaching certificate or license
  • At least one year of full-time music teaching experience in a K-12 classroom environment completed before beginning coursework
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Goal Statement

The GRE, GMAT, or MAT are not required for admission, nor are ensemble or performance auditions

Upcoming Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2021 Admittance: April 27, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Admittance: Aug. 14, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Admittance: Dec. 3, 2021
  • Summer 2022 Admittance: April 30, 2022
  • Fall 2022 Admittance: Aug. 6, 2022

Apply for Admission

Program Start Times & Academic Calendar

You can begin you master's degree in the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms.

  • Fall: Classes tend to run from late-August to mid-December
  • Spring: Classes tend to run from late-January to early- May
  • Summer: Classes tend to run from mid-May to mid-August

Tuition & Fees

The following cost estimates are for the current academic year. Students should plan to pay registration and enrollment-related charges at the beginning of each semester. The university reserves the right to charge fees without notice.

Application Fee $45
Courses Required to Graduate 10 (31 credit hours)
Cost per Credit Hour $655 (Ohio Resident) | $665 (Non-Ohio Resident)
Distance Learning Fee $12 per credit hour

*For those who qualify, financial aid and tuition assistance may be available. For more information, please contact Kent State University’s One Stop at 330-672-6000 or by visiting their website here.

Financial Aid

Our One Stop Office can assist you in exploring alternative financing options. Options include the Federal Stafford Loan, the Alternative/Supplemental Educational Loan, employer tuition assistance or private loans. For more information, please contact the One Stop at 330-672-6000 or by clicking here.

Applying For Financial Aid

Eligibility for financial aid is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Follow the steps below to find out what types of educational financial assistance you may qualify for.

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Step 1:

Gather your personal and financial documents.

Step 2:

Filling out the FAFSA can be accomplished electronically. To do so you should sign up for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). This is the recommended method because your PIN will both speed up the application process and allow you to track your FAFSA more easily.

Step 3:

Once you have been provided a PIN you can proceed to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you're done, use your PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA ,or print it out, sign it, and follow the mailing instructions.

Step 4:

In a few weeks, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). This is your opportunity to correct mistakes you might have made and finalize the FAFSA process. You'll need to use your PIN to electronically sign the Student Aid Report, or print it out, sign it, and follow the mailing instructions.

Step 5:

Congratulations, you have completed the FAFSA application process. Your Student Aid Report will automatically be sent to the school, and you will now know how much, and what federal financial aid options are available to you.

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