Prepare for a career in which you will integrate music and clinical skills to positively affect change in the emotional, cognitive, and physical health of others.
This program equips you with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to become an effective, qualified music therapist.
The 60-credit Music Therapy program is ideal for musicians who wish to use music interventions to promote positive intrapersonal and interpersonal change with diverse populations. Music therapy is practiced in a variety of settings in the fields of mental health, rehabilitation, disease prevention, education, childcare, and geriatrics. You'll develop practical skills through self-reflection, collaboration with expert faculty and peers, and 1,225 hours of field experience. Direct, supervised contact with clients from a range of populations is required so that you can leave the program fully prepared for professional practice.
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Program Cost: Low-Residency
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For Aki Ohmae '12, a background in piano and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Music Therapy became a way of assisting the elderly in Japan. Read more.
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