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Enhance your knowledge and skillset

Non-Degree Courses

Non-Degree Courses

Most graduate music education courses at St. Thomas are open to students who have not been admitted to the Master of Arts in Music Education (MAME) program. The non-degree enrollment option is designed for students who want to try graduate coursework before enrolling in the master's program or for students interested in educational study leading to academic credit and a university transcript. Up to six credits may be applied toward the M.A. degree, provided that the coursework is applicable to one of the degree concentrations.

Deepen Your Practice

Over fifty courses and workshops are offered year-round to facilitate life-long learning opportunities for music education practitioners. Subjects include diverse topics such as African Music Ensemble, technology, handmade instruments, guitar pedagogy, lap dulcimer and autoharp, Irish music, interdisciplinary/multicultural approaches to composition, dances from around the world, early childhood music, developing the child voice, studio recording, and more.

Course Offerings

Course Catalog

Explore the course catalog to see all of your options for creating music and movement.

How to Register

New students should complete a non-degree application. Those with an inactive St. Thomas identification number should email music@stthomas.edu for registration instructions.

All current students with an active identification number register for courses through Murphy Online on OneStThomas.

Graduate Tuition

2023-2024 Tuition Rate: $644 per Credit

Summer 2024 and 2024-2025 Tuition Rate: $664 per Credit (tentative).

These rates apply to all graduate courses regardless of degree level or program, including non-degree enrollment.

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Life as a Student

People of all walks of life come to St. Thomas to study music for the faculty expertise, the community and the rewarding experience.