Music Therapy


B.S. in Music Therapy prepares students for board-certification by thoughtfully combining coursework in Music Foundations, Psychology, Human Development, and Music Therapy. Students in this program will also leave with a minor in Social Welfare, giving them an excellent foundation that will enable them to work in a variety of clinical settings.



Program Highlights 


Participate in hands-on learning through observation and practicum experiences.


Advance on your primary instrument as well as gain skills on piano, guitar, and voice.


Receive national certification of MT-BC upon completion of internship and board exam.

What Will I Learn?

Students will work on developing musicianship skills on their primary instrument, as well as develop foundational skills in piano, voice, guitar, and percussion. Their coursework in music therapy as well as psychology, human development, and social work will prepare them to use music as a therapeutic tool for a variety of client populations and clinical settings.


Where Can It Take Me?


  • Hospitals and Medical Centers
  • Nursing and Assistant Living Facilities
  • Public and Private School Districts
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Day Care Treatment Centers
  • Early Intervention Programs
  • Hospic
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Private Practice

Graduate Schools

  • Molloy College
  • Nazareth College
  • New York University
  • SUNY- Fredonia
  • SUNY- New Paltz
  • Drexel Univerity
  • Immaculate University
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Temple University
  • Radford University
  • Shenandoah University
  • Colorado State University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Florida State University
  • Lesley University
  • Loyola Univerity
  • Maryville University
  • Montclair State University
  • Ohio University
  • St. Mary of the Woods College


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B.S. Program Credits: 124

Liberal Arts: 36
Major/ Concentration: 88
Standard Completion Time: 4 Year Program*
*students are required to complete an internship.

Accreditations: NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) and AMTA (American Music Therapy Association).

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(585) 594-6101