Master of Arts FAQs

Music ed student leads class of young local students.

Q: When can I start?

A: The master’s degree program begins in summer. Applications to UConn’s Graduate School for Summer 2023 are due April 15, 2023.


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 or Joseph Abramo at