Application Deadlines

Fall - April 1st; Spring - November 1st; Summer - April 1st;

Required Tests

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the M.Ed. program- Educational Researcher must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and receive a minimum score of 150 Verbal & 145 Quantitative OR the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) minimum score of 391.

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the M.Ed. program- Professional Educator or Technology Education do not require the GRE.

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Ph.D. program must take the GRE and receive a score of 155 Verbal & 150 Quantitative.  Applicants for the Ed.D. Program must also take the GRE and receive a score of 150 Verbal & 145 Quantitative.           

International Applicants

English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.

Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student. 

Additional Admission Requirements

For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal.


MSU-Bozeman is committed to providing a quality graduate program focusing on innovation, superior instruction, service, and accessibility. You will enhance your skills, improve your students' achievement and increase your earning potential. The Master of Education with an emphasis in Music Education gives K-12 music educators a flexible program combining the best of online and on-campus instruction. Our online courses allow busy teachers to learn on their own time, without the barriers of location and scheduled class times. Music education elective courses are offered in a hybrid online/on-campus format. All of our graduate courses reflect the latest in research, best practices, and national standards. This program makes it possible for working music educators to earn their degree in just under 2 years.