Northern State University's Master of Music Education program can help you enhance your career, develop your professional skills, and fulfill your passion for music.

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Are you… 

  • A choral director?   
  • An instrumental teacher?   
  • A K-12 general music instructor?  

Northern’s Master of Music Education (MME) online format is designed to fit into your busy life. Northern offers a flexible way to complete your advanced degree in two years while retaining your current position. Take courses online during the school year and enjoy a one-week on-campus residency with your classmates and professors during the summer term.

You will be engaged, supported and energized to move forward in the classroom and your career.

Nationally Recognized


Top Online Master's Programs in Music Education

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Top Public School in the Midwest

- U.S. News & World Report

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Most Affordable Online Master's in Music Education

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Demonstrated Student Success

Jeremy Schutter with trombone

"Being in the first cohort of the NSU MME . . . allowed me to develop a more open-minded approach to how I instruct the bands I have the privilege of directing.”

Jeremy Schutter

Band Director

Central High School

Aberdeen, South Dakota

Chelsea Nguyen at graduation

“This program . . . has renewed my excitement and increased my confidence in being a music educator.”

Chelsea Nguyen

K-5 Elementary Music

Pershing Elementary School

Berwyn, Illinois

Affordable Tuition


Northern State University is known for having some of the best-value programs in the region.

Here is a comparison based on 30 credit hours at published non-resident rates for 2022-2023:

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