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The Department of Music at Old Dominion University offers graduate study for music educators through the Master of Music Education. A minimum of 34 semester hours is required for completion of this degree program. If a student elects to add other goals to the program, such as becoming a secondary education supervisor, then the program may require an additional 9 to 12 hours beyond the 34-hour minimum. There are three options available to those wishing to pursue this degree. These are:
Research option -- 34 semester hours,
Recital option -- 34 semester hours, and
Seminar option--37 semester hours.
To be admitted to the program, students must:
hold a bachelor's degree in music
have a grade point average of 3.00 and an average of 3.00 in the major, and
take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Students seeking the M.M.E. must pass a theory placement test, administered by the music department; otherwise, students are required to take a music theory review course. Any student wishing to pursue the recital option must be approved by the music faculty before studying applied music at the graduate level. This degree program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher education (NCATE). For additional information, please contact Dr. Nancy K. Klein, Chief Departmental Advisor and graduate program director, the Department of Music (757) 683-4061.