Western Michigan University's music therapy program was established in 1958, and added an on-campus Music Therapy Clinic in the 1970s. As one of the first accredited music therapy programs in the nation, WMU's program includes training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and also offers an equivalency certificate option for those who already have a degree in music. The music therapy program is fully approved by the National Association for Schools of Music (NASM), and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
The music therapy program offers:
- Bachelor's of music in music therapy
- Master's of music in music therapy
- Equivalency certificate in music therapy (For individuals who have a bachelor's degree in music outside of music therapy [minimum of 55 credit hours in music])