Music Therapy Master of Music

The Master of Music in Music Therapy program requires completion of 48 credit hours of graduate-level courses. This includes the core music graduate curriculum, core graduate music therapy courses, mental health courses (Psychopathology and Developmental Psychology) and graduate music education courses (Psychology of Music and Psychological Research in Music). The program offers music therapist the opportunity to advance and deepen their music therapy skills, knowledge and practice to meet the Advanced Competencies of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and fulfills the educational requirement for the New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT). It is designed with the needs of full-time working music therapists in mind and may be pursued on a part-time basis. Opportunities for advanced training include Guided Imagery and Music, Clinical Improvisation and Vocal Psychotherapy. 

Requirements for Admission to Program without Deficiencies:

  • Bachelor's degree (in Music Therapy) or the equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 2.75 overall grade point average
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a clinical supervisor, and one from an academic source (i.e. professor or advisor)

Requirements for the Music Therapy Master of Music

Graduate Core Curriculum

MUS 521Music Bibliography

3

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Music Therapy Course Work

MUTY 505Foundations of Advanced Music Therapy I

3

MUTY 510Advanced Guitar Skills for Music Therapists

2

MUTY 518Foundations of Clinical Piano Improvisation

2

MUTY 520Theory of Vocal Psychotherapy

2

MUTY 530Introduction to Guided Imagery and Music

2

MUTY 590Special Studies in Music Therapy

3

MUTY 605Foundations of Advanced Music Therapy II

3

MUTY 620Vocal Psychotherapy Practice

2

MUTY 630Clinical Music and Imagery

2

Total Credit Hours:21

MUTY 550Internship in Music Therapy

4

MUTY 650Advanced Practicum in Music Therapy

2

Total Credit Hours:6

NOTE:

Music Education Course Work

MUED 514Psychology of Music

3

MUED 522Psychological Research in Music

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Psychology Course Work

MUTY 560Lifespan Human Development

3

MUTY 570Psychopathology

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Final Project

MUED 695Thesis/Final Project

1-3

Total Credit Hours:3

NOTE:

  • MUED 695 is a variable 1-3 credit hour course. Student must complete a total of 3 credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 48