2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Music Degrees

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These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online master's degree in music. In first place, Fort Hays State University is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $4,316. Second-ranked University of New Mexico is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $4,583. Courses for UNM's online Master of Music include Music Education and Diversity, Music Literature and Analysis, Philosophy of Music Education, and Technology for Music Education. Each school on this list offers a tuition rate under $7,000 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $4,316
# 2 #2 $4,583
# 3 #3 $5,400
# 4 #4 $5,610
# 5 #5 $5,776
# 6 #6 $6,000
# 7 #7 $6,060
# 8 #8 $6,203
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,743
  • Example Classes: Composition IV; Hypermedia/Hypertext Applications; Principles of Research

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Professional Studies - Music Composition
  • Annual Tuition: $4,583
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,698
  • Example Classes: Graduate Aural Skills Boot Camp; Music Education and Diversity; Music Literature and Analysis; Music Through the Masters; Philosophy of Music Education; Technology for Music Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Music
  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 19
  • Example Classes: Advanced Conducting; History of Christian Music and Worship; Music and Worship Ministry Administration; Sound and Recording for Worship; The Large-Scale Production; Vocal Pedagogy for the Church

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Music and Worship Leadership
  • Annual Tuition: $5,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 50
  • Example Classes: Advanced Chromatic Harmony; Analysis of Beethoven Piano Sonatas; Applied Music Instruction; History of Jazz

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Music in Music Technology
  • Master of Music in Music Technology - Composition
  • Master of Music in Music Technology - Education
  • Master of Music in Music Technology - Production
  • Annual Tuition: $5,776
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,748
  • Example Classes: Choral Conducting; History and Philosophy of Music Education; Instrumental Jazz Pedagogy; Music for the Learner with Exceptionalities; Music in the Baroque Period; Music of the Romantic Era

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,793
  • Example Classes: Advanced Woodwing Techniques; Band Literature; Choral Rehearsal Techniques; Instrumental Music in the High School; Music and the Exceptional Child; Research and Writing in Church Music

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Music - Church Music
  • Master of Music - Education
  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,746
  • Example Classes: Music in America; Music of the Baroque Era; Music of the Romantic Era; Post-Tonal Analysis; Schenkerian Theory; Stylistic Analysis

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Music in Music Education - Choral (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Music in Music Education - Choral (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Music in Music Education - Conducting (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Music in Music Education - Conducting (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Music in Music Education - Elementary/General Music (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Music in Music Education - Elementary/General Music (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,203
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 925
  • Example Classes: Audio for Interactive Entertainment; Audio/Video Post-Production; Electronic Sequencing/Score for Picture; Live Sound/Concert Production II; MIDI Orchestration; Popular Music History/Theory

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Music in Music Technology
  • Master of Music in Music Technology - Performance Technology
  • Master of Music in Music Technology - Studio & Game Audio Technology