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Music Department Degrees

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy (Coming Fall 2018)

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree will include coursework in the fields of music, music therapy, biology, psychology, social sciences, behavioral sciences and general studies. Clinical hours will be required through an internship period in various healthcare and educational settings. These clinical hours afford the student hands-on opportunities to put the classroom coursework and learning to practical use.

The potential music therapist should have a desire to work with people to improve the overall quality of their lives. The flexibility to adjust to various circumstances and the ability to successfully interact with and show support for patients and their families is essential for success in the field. Therapists are expected to be able to communicate well in both writing and speaking.

In addition to the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, a Music Therapy Equivalency program will also be available. This program will be open to individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Music is highly preferred as the first degree, although a degree in psychology is also acceptable. The music therapy equivalency candidate will complete music therapy courses without necessarily earning a second baccalaureate degree. Following completion of the coursework and clinical training for the BM degree or the equivalency, the music therapist will be eligible to take the national board examination that is administered by the Certification Board of Music Therapists (CBMT). Once taken and passed, the individual will be certified as a Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).


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