Music Therapy

The Master of Music Therapy (MMT) program is flexible to enable you to continue your education on your terms while still maintaining your employment. During your second year, you will be required to participate in two in-person intensives for you to develop additional clinical skills and interact face-to-face with your peers and instructors. Scholarships are available.

  • Online graduate offerings allow you to continue practicing while pursuing your degree, providing greater financial flexibility and increased opportunities to convert learned knowledge to clinical skills.
  • You will learn how to provide specialized intensive psychological, emotional, and psychospiritual support to patients in various medical settings such as cancer centers, neonatal intensive care units, and hospices.
  • Explore how to provide ethical, culturally responsive healthcare services that engage patients as active collaborators and stakeholders in their health journeys.
  • Through your graduate music therapy studies, you will become an adaptive and resilient healthcare professional in a rapidly evolving healthcare ecosystem.
  • You will experience a curriculum focused on community-engaged practice and medical music psychotherapy

View 2022–2023 Master of Music Therapy Curriculum

View the 2022–2023 Master of Music Therapy Curriculum (LPC Track)

Audition Overview

Admission to the Mary Pappert School of Music also includes a formal audition. Learn more about the audition process & guidelines.

Program Information

Optional Licensed Professional Counselor Track Available

Program Type




Academic Department

Music Education and Music Therapy



Required Credit Hours


The Student Experience

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I really enjoy the opportunity to interact with other music therapists in an academic setting. I find that between the readings, work, and peer engagement I am more excited about my work in the field of music therapy.

Morgan Maxwell Current MMT Student

MMT Program Director

Noah Potvin

BSMT and MMT Program Director; Associate Professor of Music Therapy; Chair of Music Therapy and Music Education

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