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Music Therapy, MS

Master of Science

The Master of Science in Music Therapy program provides professional board-certified music therapists with advanced research skills and clinical practice in music therapy.

Music therapists admitted to the program learn advanced research skills enhancing their critical analysis and integration of current research findings into clinical practice. In addition, they learn how to use the vast array of tools available in music technology.

As a student in the program, you complete 30 credit hours of graduate course work:

  • 18 credit hours in core courses at the 500 level or above
  • 6 credit hours in cognate courses at the 400 level, to be selected from music, business, education, communications, computer science, fine arts, and liberal arts
  • 6 hour of approved electives at the 400 level or above from the cognate field or other fields with approval from the head of the graduate studies

Music therapists hold jobs in a variety of settings, including hospitals, mental health agencies, rehabilitation centers, day care facilities, nursing homes, schools, and private practice. They work with adults and children who have psychiatric disorders, mental retardation and developmental disabilities, speech and hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and neurological impairments, among others.

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $466.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1399.50
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $613.50
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1840.50

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