Advance your career.

Are you looking to expand your possibilities in the field of music? Are you ready to build upon the good work you have done as a musician or a music educator? Graduate Studies in Music at the University of West Georgia include programs in Performance and Music Education with the Music Education degree offered fully online. Both programs are designed for those seeking advanced study in their chosen field and for those who might wish to pursue doctoral study. These programs prepare performers and music educators who are seeking teaching positions in higher education. Whatever goals you have set for yourself, UWG offers a curriculum designed to meet those goals and is taught by highly qualified faculty in an environment of scholarly challenge and collegial support.

The University of West Georgia is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Degree programs

Online Master of Music Education

Online studies. Personal experience.

Be the voice of music education by enrolling in a program taught by leaders in the field. Be engaged with music educators from around the country as you take courses designed to meet the needs of today’s music educator and for those seeking advanced licensure in music teaching. Course work is grounded in research, philosophy, history, current trends, theory, and the professional application of teaching behaviors critical for a successful music educator. The Master of Music degree in Music Education at the University of West Georgia allows the student to:
•    Engage with highly qualified faculty with most holding additional certification in online course design
•    Study 100 percent online
•    Plan for a course load that best meets the needs of busy teachers 

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William Rhoden"Applying for the University of West Georgia was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made. The University was easy to find among the myriads of online programs, and was one of the few MMs available fully online.

The coursework was rigorous, but manageable for a full-time educator. The professors were very understandable when life got in the way, and helped wherever they could. The discussions online were just as vibrant as discussions in a classroom. The material was relevant and helpful for a growing professional music educator.

This degree grew me professionally and personally for teaching in the 21st century. I am more equipped to deal with the ever changing classroom, and look forward to facing new challenges."

-William Rhoden

Sharon GianuzziAs an experienced music educator and ‘older’ graduate student, I was somewhat intimidated by the prospect of taking online classes to further my education. However, the flexible schedule, affordability of the program and superior knowledge and passion of the professors at UWG made earning my MMEd an enjoyable reality.

The MMEd curriculum refreshes and enhances knowledge in the areas of music history, music appreciation, assessments, theory, psychology and philosophy. This program also delves deeply into the most up-to-date scientific research on the benefits of music education which has greatly strengthened my position as a music advocate. Whether you are an educator in a public or private setting desiring a higher degree or simply seeking to keep your skills sharp and relevant in the ever-changing field of music education, this program is for YOU!”

-Sharon Gianuzzi

Jessica Wiese"As a distance learner, I chose UWG’s online Master of Music program because of its high accreditation, flexible schedule, and affordable tuition. The professors are of the highest quality musicians and educators, and they created a dynamic distance learning environment. I was challenged on an individual level from my professors, and grew with a community of accomplished professionals also seeking their MM.

My MM from UWG was exactly what I needed to advance professionally. Course content was directly applicable to my classroom, and strengthened my pedagogy, research, assessment, and musicianship skills. I was able to obtain the next level public school teacher certification and have been accepted into a doctoral program in educational leadership. UWG is leading the way in virtual instruction and I loved being a part of it!"

-Jessica Wiese


Master of Music in Performance

Perform higher. Perform West.

Explore the power of performance through graduate study in vocal and instrumental performance taught by scholarly performing artists in their respective fields. Opportunities for solo and ensemble performance are at the core of a curriculum designed to meet the needs of artists pursuing a career in performance and applied teaching. Courses also include research, history, theory, and pedagogy that prepare artists for stylistically informed performance of music from all eras. The Master of Music degree in Music Performance at the University of West Georgia allows the student to:
•    Study with skilled artists who are active performers
•    Lead in solo and ensemble opportunities
•    Enroll in courses in history and theory that prepare students to engage in scholarly performance and knowledge

Graduate Fellowship for Underrepresented Minority Students

The College of Arts and Humanities offers a Graduate Fellowship for Underrepresented Minority Students. Find out more information by clicking the link below.