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Music Therapy Equivalency Distance

Application Requirements Documentation Required
Woods Online application Online Form
(Select August as the Preferred Enrollment Term)
Supplemental Application Will receive after online application is submitted.
Two letters of recommendation from non-family members accompanied by Recommendation Forms
(Note: These should be sent directly from the recommenders to the College)
Letters and forms
Bachelor’s degree in music Official transcript
2.5 GPA minimum on 4.0 scale Official transcript
PS 111 General Psychology (or equivalent) with grade of C- or better Official transcript
Audition on major instrument (2 contrasting pieces) MP3/MP4 recording
Basic accompanying and vocal skills (piano and voice OR guitar and voice) on two songs MP3/MP4 recording
Plan for when/where to take Supportive Courses* Written document
One page reflection on why you want to become a music therapist Written document


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Copy of RN License
  • Official Transcripts sent to admissions
  • Current background check (less than 1 year old) or one obtained from: www.castlebranch.com

Transition to Teach

  • Official Transcripts sent to admissions
  • letters of recommendation
  • A background check using the website: www.castlebranch.com. Please note the following information:
  • 3.0 undergraduate G.P.A. or 2.5 G.P.A. with five years of applicable full time experience
  • Test Scores of:
    • CASA passing scores of 220 each in Reading, Math and Writing or
    • SAT score of 1100 combined (Critical Reading + Math) or
    • ACT composite score of 24 (Math, Reading, Grammar, Science) or
    • GRE Score (Verbal + Quantitative) of 1100 if before 8/1/11 or 310 if after 8/1/11 or
    • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Please send a copy of these scores to admissions

Add on to Teaching License

  • Official Transcripts sent to admissions
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • A current copy of Teaching License
  • A current background check (less than 1 year old) from school where employed.