• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    30
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $500.25
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $657.75

Music Therapy, MS

Master of Science

Music therapy is the use of music interventions to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, express feelings, enhance memory, improve communication, or promote physical rehabilitation.

The IU Online Master of Science in Music Therapy provides professional board-certified music therapists with advanced research skills and clinical practice in music therapy. The music therapy courses focus on research methods, theory and philosophy as they relate to research, and evidence-based clinical practice. Students are also able to focus on music technology courses to learn principles of production using music technology, music applications for composition, improvisation, and adapted performances.

As a student in the program, you learn advanced research skills, enhancing your critical analysis and integration of current research findings into clinical practice. You also learn how to integrate the vast array of music technology tools into clinical practice.

Your IU Online MS in Music Therapy provides you an opportunity to learn advanced research and clinical skills to elevate your clinical work and, if desired, broaden your professional career.

Degree Requirements 

To be admitted into the MS in Music Therapy, you must be board-certified through the Certification Board for Music Therapists or, for international students, its equivalent. To graduate with the MS in Music Therapy, you must complete 30 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

    Music therapy core courses

    Elective courses

    Final project/thesis


Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Bachelor's degree and evidence of substantial music introduction, performance, and literacy
  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Official transcripts from all previous schools
  4. Submission of the online application
  5. Online audio/video content demonstrating musical competence on piano, voice, and guitar
  6. Three letters of recommendation
  7. In-person or telephone interview with graduate faculty member
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

Courses

Core
  • MUS-N 530Philosophy and Theory in Music Therapy3 Credits
  • MUS-N 531 Music Therapy Quantitative and Qualitative Research3 Credits
  • MUS-N 532 Music in Medicine3 Credits
  • MUS-N 533 Advanced Clinical Techniques in Music Therapy3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.25
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.75
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $657.75
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1973.25
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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