The Adams State University online Master of Arts Music Education is ranked third nationally, as well as fifth overall for in-person delivery, by

A 2021 graduate, Katie McFarland accepted a position at Reiche Community School in Portland, Maine, after receiving her degree. “My master’s degree helped me stand out in my application and I felt like I had so much to say during my interview, because of the discussions and lessons I had in the music education graduate program.”

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Adams State master’s in music education can be completed in under two years, all online or in-person.

Kuan Mitchell received his Adams State master’s in music education in 2020. “At Adams State, you are not a student. You are family. As a band director, husband and father, your plate is full of responsibilities. Despite life’s everyday hustle and bustle, all of the professors are accommodating, thoughtful, and understanding.”

Adams State Master of Arts in Music Education outranks similar programs both online and in-person including Kent State University, University of West Georgia, New Mexico State University, Berklee College of Music, University of Michigan, and Auburn University.

A master’s in music education assists current professionals in the field with an increase in salary and the ability to better lead their students in performance and in the classroom. The relevant curriculum is designed for use immediately in the classroom., a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included Adams State University to its list of programs assessed for 2022. The research identifies programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.

Adams State offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults or hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at assessed programs that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions.

Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, degree holders earning 84 percent more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as masters, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.1 percent for those with a doctorate.

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