Music Therapy Degree, St. Louis | Maryville University

BACHELOR’S IN MUSIC THERAPY

BACHELOR’S IN
MUSIC THERAPY

MUSIC THERAPY

 
Finding a Voice
Through Music.
Finding a Voice Through Music.

Music therapists often work in interdisciplinary treatment teams serving individuals with mental disorders, substance abuse, dementia, autism, developmental and physical disabilities and other disorders.

Maryville’s Music Therapy program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).


MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM

WHY MARYVILLE

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Maryville University music therapy student working with a patient

The Kids Rock Cancer program, which helps children cope with unique emotional challenges that accompany a diagnosis of cancer and other blood disorders, providess hands-on learning for students in Maryville’s music therapy program.

PROFESSIONAL
PARTNERSHIPS

music therapy student working with a middle school student

A Maryville University music therapy partnership uses music to bring relief to children whose daily experience includes a range of traumas involving poverty and violence. Working at Confluence Academy-Old North, a charter school located in St. Louis, music therapy students help middle schoolers pour their feelings into instrumentals and lyrics through a program called Life Songs.

HLC Accredited
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - HLC
Kiplingers Best College Values Private 2018
Ranked among the best values in private collegesKiplinger’s Personal Finance
Forbes Americas Top Colleges
Ranked among "America’s Top Colleges" — Forbes

THE BIG PICTURE

As a professional music therapist, you will serve individuals with mental disorders, substance abuse issues, dementia, autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory disorders and acute/chronic pain. Focus on preventative medicine continues to build, and many music therapists work to enhance quality of life, maximize well-being and increase self-awareness.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$77,050

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MEDIAN

$47,860


JOB GROWTH

7%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

1,300 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

37%
HOSPITALS
17%
HEALTH FACILITIES
17%
GOVERNMENT

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Take your love of music into a career supporting those in need with a degree in Music Therapy from Maryville University.
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