Music Therapy

Degree Equivalency Program


The equivalency program is designed for the student who already has a baccalaureate degree in music who would like to complete course work needed to become a professional music therapist. Under this program, the student only takes the courses required for certification and need not necessarily work towards another baccalaureate degree in music therapy.

Although a minimum residency of two years is suggested (not including the internship), course requirements may be completed in less time depending on the student's past college work. In order to be eligible for certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists, the equivalency student must have successfully completed 22 semester hours in music therapy, 18 semester hours in behavioral/natural sciences, 52 semester hours in music, and 30 semester hours in general education electives when all transcripts are considered.

Since WMU also offers the Master's degree in music therapy, most equivalency students elect to take graduate courses concurrently with equivalency courses starting in the second year.

Click Here for a Degree Equivalency Curriculum Guide pdf file

Click Here for a Transfer Student Equivalency Curriculum Guide pdf file

Click Here for a Graduate Scholarship Application word document



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Music Therapy Program
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5433 USA
(269) 387-4679
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