About this course
The Master of Music Therapy degree advances students from competencies achieved in undergraduate studies to competencies which are in depth, analytic, interdisciplinary and global. The program provides the opportunity to acquire an advanced theoretical, research and practical base for meeting the changing needs of the people served by professionals.
Music Therapy is a fast growing healthcare profession and the demand far exceeds the number of board certified music therapists. Music Therapists are employed to work with people in all phases of life from premature babies to hospice care. There is substantial literature that supports the use of music to meet a variety of therapeutic needs and can be adapted to reach specific, individual needs. For example, a person who has lost the ability to speak due to dementia or stroke may still be able to sing thus enabling the person to communicate wants and needs and express themselves through remembering familiar songs. The music coupled with a trained music therapist may reach people when other therapies do not succeed.
The first step is to apply to the university as a graduate student. This includes Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores, transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate courses, and three letters of recommendation.
After this is completed, please contact the director of music therapy to arrange an interview and audition.