Q: When can I start?

A: The master’s degree program begins in summer. Applications to UConn’s Graduate School for Summer 2021 will be due Feb. 1, 2021. Join our mailing list, and we will notify you when the application process opens.


Q: Can I complete the entire master’s degree program online? 

A: Our Master of Arts program with the concentration in music education is designed to suit the needs of practicing music educators, with several options available. The 18-month hybrid program option offers the majority of courses online. Another option is to complete the program over the course of three summers; summer courses are held on the UConn Storrs campus. Other combinations of plans of study can be organized with Neag School faculty.

Q: Can I take a course for professional development credits?

A: Yes — You are welcome to register for courses of interest to you, including one-week elective workshops, without having to enroll in the master’s degree program.


Q: Do I have to write a thesis as part of the master’s program? 

A: No, writing a thesis is not required of this program. Students enrolled in the master’s degree with the concentration in music education complete a capstone inquiry project as part of one of the required courses.


Q: Who can I contact with questions?

A: Reach out to Neag School faculty members Cara Bernard at cara.bernard@uconn.edu or Joseph Abramo at joseph.abramo@uconn.edu.

Music ed student leads class of young local students.