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VanderCook College of Music

Master of Music Education Program

Chicago, IL

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VanderCook College of Music


VanderCook College of Music / Master of Music Education Program is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Music Education (MM Ed)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 38

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Written comprehensive exam or professional teaching portfolio


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum of one year of teaching experience, or its equivalent, in music; official transcripts; 3 letters of recommendation; bachelor's degree in music education from accredited college or university or minimum of 60 credits in undergraduate music and music education coursework

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 70

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 0.71%
Black or African American 7.14%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.43%
Unknown 7.14%


Male (50%)
Female (49%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 66
Male (54)
Female (23)


Focus of faculty research: Teaching outcomes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL  60616-3731
United States
Contact Dr. Robert L. Sinclair
Dean of Graduate Studies
Phone: 312-788-1144
Fax: 312-225-5211