Completion of this program leads to board certification as a music therapist. Following the academic studies, and the required clinical training, the candidate is eligible to take the National Board Certification Examination for Music Therapists, designed and administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). The credential earned is Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).
The Music Therapy degree candidate completes a minimum of 1200 hours of clinical training, which has two components: pre-internship and internship. Pre-internship training consists of various practical field experiences with at least three different populations, taken by a student in conjunction with music therapy course work as pre-requisite for internship placement. Internship is the culminating, in-depth, supervised clinical training experience in an entry-level degree program in music therapy. Students may choose from the academic institution's roster of affiliated internship programs, the national roster of all AMTA-approved internship sites in collaboration with the music therapy advisor.
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
National Association of Schools of Music,
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC) credential is awarded by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT)
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Chairperson: Joan McCusker, IHM, PhD
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance