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The Master of Arts in Music Therapy (MAMT) program is dedicated to providing music therapists with learning experiences designed to:

  1. Deepen and broaden the current understanding of the therapeutic uses of music
  2. Prepare students for advanced areas of music therapy practice

Course Catalog

Learn more about the program and view detailed course information in our course catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the degree requirements leads to the “Master of Arts” degree. Graduates of the program use the letters “M.A.” to signify successful completion of the program.

  • Successful completion of the required 43 graduate credits
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Successful completion of thesis
  • Successful performance on comprehensive examination
  • Correction of all academic and music deficiencies identified at admission
  • Completion of all degree requirements within 7 years of admission date
  • Submission of portfolio
  • Successful completion of all required seminars

Program Goals

  • Deepen understanding of theories of music therapy, counseling and psychotherapy and to facilitate the application of theory to music therapy practice
  • Enhance the skills utilized throughout the therapeutic process, as applied to groups and individuals
  • Develop an advanced understanding of the therapeutic uses of music, especially as applied to medicine and psychotherapy
  • Educate music therapists for a diverse world
  • Encourage music therapists to be informed of, and engaged in, contemporary music issues
  • Reinforce understanding of musical developments and events throughout history

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply an advanced understanding of the theoretical foundations of music therapy and counseling to practice
  • Utilize specific music therapy and counseling techniques with individuals and groups in a variety of settings, with emphasis on medical and psychotherapeutic settings
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of and ability to utilize methods of music therapy assessment
  • Appraise ethical issues and current business practices of music therapy