The Master of Music Education (distance learning) (M.M.E.) degree will provide William Carey University with an opportunity to utilize distance learning in order to meet the educational needs and desires of music educators who may be unable to complete a traditional campus-based program of study due to geographic location or existing professional responsibilities. The M.M.E. may be completed entirely online.

Program Overview


The program can be completed in one year.

Delivery Method

FULLY Online

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements stated in the graduate catalog, entrance into the MMEd program is based on the following requirements:

  • All students accepted must have completed a bachelor’s degree in music and must provide official transcripts as documentation.
  • Entering students must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 over their last 64 credit hours of coursework.
  • Students accepted into the program must either have a teaching license or have successfully passed Praxis I and Praxis II (music content, only) examinations.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL exam) is required of all applicants, international or U.S. citizen, whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 550 (or 213 computer-based) is required for admission.

Career Outlooks

The Master of Music Education (distance learning) degree program provides an opportunity for music educators to perfect musicianship and enhance pedagogical expertise toward becoming master teachers. The program supports and advances the mission of William Carey University which is to provide quality liberal arts and professional education programs within a caring, Christian academic community, encouraging the individual student to develop his or her highest potential in scholarship, leadership, and service. Upon completion of the Master of Music Education degree, students will be eligible for an advanced license (M) to teach in the state of Mississippi.

Set Yourself Apart

Our program can be completed in one calendar year. Our masters degrees in music our in the top 10 most affordable online music degrees according to Online U. Our degree has many elective choices to match the students desired learning outcomes.

Your Future Starts Here

Whether you're embarking on your academic journey for the first time or you're a professional looking to enhance your career, the William Carey School of Music is here to accommodate you. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to connect with you and provide guidance as you take steps toward becoming the best you can be!


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