Master of Music Therapy
Integrate personal and professional development through an examination of self, your clinical practice, coursework, and immersion in various research paradigms in the Master of Music Therapy (MMT) at Temple's Boyer College of Music and Dance. This 36-credit graduate program guides you in understanding the impact of your approaches to therapy, your use of music and the therapeutic process.
Coursework emphasizes theory, research, ethics and supervision to provide in-depth, experiential knowledge of music therapy methodologies and applications. The curriculum focuses on didactic and experiential training in two areas of clinical study: Music Medicine and Music Psychotherapy.
- Music Medicine explores how music and the client-therapist relationship are used to facilitate mind-body communication and health.
- Music Psychotherapy investigates how music and the client-therapist relationship are used to promote emotional and interpersonal growth.
Electives are offered in hospice care, music psychotherapy, and both state licensure and PhD preparation.
Students interested in the Licensed Professional Counselor Program can take an additional 12 credit hours in the counseling program to satisfy Pennsylvania state requirements for licensure. Culminating events in the MMT program include a comprehensive exam and a final project.
Master of Music Therapy / Combined Master’s Equivalency
Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in another area of music (e.g., performance or music education) but who are not certified in music therapy can apply to the combined master’s equivalency program. This program integrates the undergraduate core courses in music therapy required for entry-level certification with the master’s program.