Program Features

One of a Kind
The Maryville Music Therapy Program was established in 1972 and provides the only degree programs in music therapy in the St. Louis area. The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and is fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

The four-year music therapy undergraduate program culminates in a six-month internship. You will work under the supervision of a board-certified music therapist in one of a wide choice of facilities approved by the AMTA.

Graduate Music Therapy Program
Once you receive your undergraduate degree in music therapy, you can begin work on your Master of Music Therapy, which is offered within the School of Health Professions at Maryville. The Master of Music Therapy is designed to provide you with advanced clinical training supported by studies in psychotherapy, ethics, research and advanced models of treatment. 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.

Combined Master’s/Equivalency Program
If you have a bachelor’s degree in music, you can be considered for the Master’s/Equivalency program. In the Masters/Equivalency program, you will complete necessary undergraduate coursework for music therapy certification, as well as coursework for the Master of Music Therapy.

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling with a Music Therapy Specialization
Board-certified music therapists have an option to pursue a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling (MA) degree. As a student of the rehabilitation counseling program, you must complete 12 graduate credits hours in Music Therapy for the specialization in music therapy.

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