Northern State University ranked among the top Master’s in Music Education degree programs's Top 40 Online Master's in Music Education Programs Title

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has been ranked among the top Master’s in Music Education degree programs by 

Northern sits at number 14 amongst 163 other universities assessed, with nearly 422 education programs compared. reviewed each program based on its outcomes, faculty, flexibility, reputation, and cost, and assigned each program an Intelligent Score on a scale from 0 to 100. Their picks for the best online master’s in music education are flexible, cost-effective, and well-regarded.

All of the programs are offered by regionally accredited institutions, confirming that they meet high standards of education. The majority of programs also have accreditation through the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), a national organization recognizing quality in music-related degree programs.

NSU’s Master’s in Music Education program was ranked 80.76 on the Intelligent Score for its experienced faculty. 

Music educators play a critical role in exposing people to the benefits of musical skills and how to appreciate the musical side of the arts. Northern’s Master’s in Music Education program is offered on campus and online in order to offer a flexible way for students to complete their advanced degree in two years and while also encouraging stimulating, challenging lessons.

“This deserved national recognition is due to our wonderfully dedicated music faculty,” said Fine Arts Dean Kenneth Boulton, “They have created such an outstanding and relevant graduate program that meets the needs of today’s professional music educator.”

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.