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Admissions Requirements

Ideal candidates for the online master’s in music education program will meet the following minimum requirements:

  • BA/BS/BM in Music Education
    • Candidates with a BA/BM in Music will also be considered. Individuals in this category must have experience and interest in teaching, which can be demonstrated through the supplemental Academic Portfolio.
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate study (and 3.0 GPA in undergraduate music theory, earning training, and music history courses)
  • Professional music teaching experience

NOTE: No GRE score is required for admission.

Admissions Materials

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Online Graduate Admission Application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Electronic transcripts can be submitted to All hard copy transcripts should be sent to the following address:
    Graduate Admissions & Academic Programs
    Attn: Phillip Klepacki
    PO Box 115800
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL 32611-5800
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • Updated resume
  • Academic portfolio (See below for more information.)
  • $37 application fee

International students must also submit additional materials to gain admission to the program.

Academic Portfolio

The academic portfolio includes two components: (a) a minimum 4-5 page scholarly writing sample and (b) other materials that provide evidence of the applicant’s knowledge and skill as a music educator.

Writing samples may include:

  • A music-related, undergraduate assignment
  • A statement of your personal philosophy regarding music education
  • A reflective narrative on some aspect of music education
  • A published article on a music-related topic

Supplementary materials may include any two of the following:

  • Audio or video recordings of rehearsals or classes
  • Audio or video recordings of ensemble performances prepared and conducted by the applicant
  • Lesson or unit plans
  • Sample assessments used with students
  • Original compositions or arrangements created for students
  • Student work samples
  • Other items that the applicant feels adequately display their knowledge and skill

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