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Master of Music Education

Apply by April 1 for the Summer term


Meet Graduate School criteria for admission

A valid music teaching credential

A writing sample chosen from the following options (or an alternate option determined by the MME faculty if none of these is feasible) :


  • a high quality undergraduate research paper
  • professional essay/position paper of at least 3 pages which presents your reasoned opinions about a) why the Arts/Music should be included in school curriculum, b) your short term goals for contributing to arts education through your current job, and c) long term professional contributions you could make to society at large following completion of the degree.
  • extensive handbook or similar teaching document that is primarily your work


Professional letters of recommendation (3) from those who have supervised or observed you in teaching/performance environments and can address your strengths



How long does it take to complete the MME?
The MME is 36 credit hours and course rotations are designed to allow a student to complete the program in 3 summer sessions.

Why is the MME Summer only?
The focus of the Master of Music Education degree is developing master music teachers and professional leaders for music.  Our students are typically full-time educators and professionals who are employed during the traditional school year.

Is housing available?
Yes, on-campus housing is available for students in the MME program during the summer.

Next steps...

Ready to apply?
Please submit an application and have all transcripts and additional items sent well in advance of deadlines published above.  Supplemental items should be uploaded to your graduate school application.  Sign in to your graduate application here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Master of Music Education, M.M.E.

Still have questions? 
Contact one of our graduate faculty for more information:

Carlton Kilpatrick
Assistant Professor of Music
Beidenharn Hall 139

ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036