Master of Music Therapy – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

Applicants to the MMT program must have a bachelor’s degree and board certification in music therapy.

Classes are held in the evening to accommodate your work schedule. Most full-time students complete the program in two academic years; while-part-time students usually take three years.

Applicants who earned a degree in another area of music and are not board certified, are eligible to apply for the Combined Master’s Equivalency program. Students in this combined program must complete necessary undergraduate coursework for music therapy certification as well as coursework for the master of music therapy degree.

At Maryville, board-certified music therapists have an option to pursue a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling degree. Students in this program must complete 12 graduate credit hours in music therapy for specialization in music therapy.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.

Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.