Master of Arts
in Music Education Degree FAQs

I just completed my online application. Now what?

Your application will be processed by the Graduate School who will then forward this information to the Department of Music. When we receive your information at the Department of Music, you will get a letter in the mail indicating your acceptance status and reminding you of any remaining items needed for your completed application.

This may take up to several weeks. As your first semester nears, you will be sent information instructing you about online registration for classes, lists of required textbooks, etc.

When is the deadline date for admissions?

Adams State University has open enrollment, however, the cohorts fill up quickly and you may be placed on a waiting list for the following cohort.

What are the requirements for application?

Is there a form required with the letters of recommendation?

No, there is no standard form needed.

What is the cost of classes?

Are all courses online?

For the fully-online track, yes. We do require a two day residency prior to the first class of the first semester. The residencies are held on the Adams State campus.

What is taking online classes like?

We recommend before applying for the online program, access the online readiness survey. Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator is an online assessment which quantifies a learner's level of readiness to study online. It measures variables of individual attributes (motivation, procrastination), learning styles, technical competency, on-screen reading speed & comprehension, and typing speed & accuracy. The assessment is for you to get a better understanding of your readiness to start this program. This assessment is not used for admission purposes.

To take the test, please click the link below and when asked for a username and password use "ceonline" for the username and "students" for the password. Do not use the quotation marks in the username password field.

How do I access my classes?

Once you have been accepted into the cohort, you will be issued your ID number and a token number from the Graduate School, along with a CD that explains how to use ASU's technology.
A token ID is a temporary code used to set up your password. Using your user name and this password, you will access your classes through Blackboard on the One Stop page of Adams State (

Do you accept a transfer of credits?

Up to six graduate credits from an accredited institution may be applied as electives to the fully online track. No other transfer credit will be accepted.

Can I take a graduate music course if I am not enrolled as a cohort?

If there is space available, students not enrolled in the masters program may take course/s of interest upon permission of instructor and meeting pre-requisites.