The Department of Music Therapy will provide comprehensive music therapy education and clinical training through a model rooted in mentorship. The Department will strive to advance the music therapy discipline through ongoing development of theory, practice, and research across a diversity of paradigms and perspectives.
The Master of Arts in Music Therapy prepares students to:
Work at an advanced level with a wide range of clients, with a special emphasis on music psychotherapy
Understand client needs from a variety of perspectives
Utilize advanced music skills for clinical work, and continue growing musically as a professional
Practice music therapy with greater self-awareness, and engage in ongoing personal development
Utilize the scholarly literature effectively, understand and conduct research, and produce scholarly writing in music therapy
Adhere to ethical standards of professional practice in music therapy