The following Music Therapy degrees are offered:
- Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy
- Master of Music in Music Therapy (Thesis or Non-Thesis)
- Those who do not hold a bachelor's degree in music, may be considered for the Music Therapy Equivalency program (see below).
- Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education (Music Therapy Track)
Music Therapy Equivalency
The Music Therapy Equivalency program is open to persons with expertise in music and holding a bachelor's degree in a related area (preferably music). This equivalency program usually requires approximately one and one-half years of study and permits students to complete required National Association for Music Therapy, Inc. (NAMT) coursework and a six-month clinical internship.
A minimum of two semesters on-campus in addition to the 6-month internship at an approved clinical site is required to complete the equivalency program in music therapy. Due to core course sequences students must begin the sequence in the Fall semester of each academic year.
Students must demonstrate proficiency in Class Voice, Class Piano, and Class Guitar or include these courses in the program of studies.
The required Therapy Core courses for the Equivalency Program include Music Therapy (6 hours), Psychology of Music (3), Behavior Modification (3), Music in Special Education (3), Clinical Internship (10).
The required Music courses for the Equivalency Program include 60 semester hours in general music (required if not completed in Bachelor's degree), Music Recreation Techniques (3), Introduction to String Instruments (2), and Introduction to Winds/Percussion.
NOTE: Applicants seeking admission to this program should apply for the Master of Music in Music Therapy; no special Music Therapy Equivalency application is required.