Music Therapy – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

Students entering the bachelor’s degree program in music therapy must complete an audition to demonstrate their musical performance abilities in addition to standard admission requirements. The four-year undergraduate program culminates in a six-month internship in one of a wide choice of facilities.

The Master of Music Therapy degree, offered in Maryville’s School of Health Professions, provides advanced clinical training supported by studies in psychotherapy, ethics, research and advanced models of treatment.

Maryville also offers two other graduate programs: the Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling degree with a specialization in music therapy; and a Combined Master’s/Equivalency program.

Maryville’s music therapy programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

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.