Master of Music Therapy Requirements

Admission requirements and procedures

A Bachelor of Music degree or its equivalent (60 hours of music courses) and a major in music therapy are required for admission. Students who have a Bachelor of Music degree, but do not have a major in music therapy, may complete the required undergraduate courses, including the six-month internship, for Board Certification while the graduate program is in progress. This undergraduate credit, however, will not apply to the graduate degree. Equivalency requirements may be obtained from the Director of Music Therapy in the School of Music.

Upon entrance to the program, the student will take Proficiency Examinations in theory, history/literature, music therapy, and functional piano.Information derived from these examinations plus that derived from the audition, transcripts, and initial interviews will be used to determine the program of study.

Concentration requirements

  1. Required courses:
  • MUS 6110 Introduction to Empirical Research in Music (credits: 3 hrs.)
  • MUS 6800 Seminar in Music Therapy (credits: 2 hrs.)
  • MUS 6810 Research in Musical Behavior (credits: 2 hrs.)
  • MUS 7000 Master's Thesis (credits: 6 hr.s)
The student must have completed the six-month internship required for board certification prior to enrolling in MUS 7000, Master's Thesis, and MUS 7120, Professional Field Experience.
  • MUS 7120 Professional Field Experience (credits: 2 to 12 hrs.)
  1. Elective music courses: (credits: 6 to 9 hrs.)
  2. Non-music electives:
    Selected from one of the following departments and including at least one course in statistics: anthropology, blind rehabilitation and mobility, counselor education and counseling psychology, mathematics and statistics, occupational therapy, psychology, sociology, special education, speech pathology and audiology, education and professional development. (credits: 6 to 9 hrs.)