Master of Arts in Music Therapy

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017

The Master of Arts in Music Therapy program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is approved by the American Music Therapy Association and is designed for Board Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC) who want to advance their knowledge of music therapy. SMWC is one of only two online colleges in the state of Indiana to offer a graduate degree in music therapy.

Each semester begins with a brief residency on campus followed by several weeks of online classes with interactive instruction. Our students gain an advanced understanding of the therapeutic uses of music, especially as applied to psychotherapy and medicine; emphasis is given to understanding and applying theories of music therapy and counseling, and to developing the therapeutic self.

 MAMT Program Highlights

  • Study with experts in the field of music therapy.
  • Enhance skills utilized throughout the therapeutic process.
  • Attain GIM level 1 training.
  • Become engaged in music therapy research.
  • Study the Nordoff-Robbins approach to improvisation.

Board Certification

Not currently a board certified music therapist? SMWC offers a distance Music Therapy Equivalency Program, as well as a campus based Music Therapy Equivalency program, that will allow you to become certified and to transition into the graduate music therapy program in as few as two years.


The Master of Music Therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association. All music programs at SMWC are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.