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Music Therapy, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
The music therapy program provides students with the opportunity to develop comprehensive musicianship as well as clinical knowledge and skills within a rich musical, scholarly and communicative environment. Music therapy majors must demonstrate musical proficiency, either vocally or instrumentally, and must acquire musical competency on guitar, piano, voice and percussion.
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Graduates of this program are prepared for careers as professional music therapists in a variety of health care and educational settings. Furthermore, graduates are eligible to take the Board Certification Exam in music therapy, leading to the credential, Music Therapist Board Certified (MT-BC). The music therapy curriculum is approved by the American Music Therapy Association, and is based on the clinical and research paradigm known as Neurologic Music Therapy.

The music therapy program is designed to address three primary objectives:

  • Comprehensive musicianship:  through intensive music study and performance experiences, students will articulate knowledge of music structure and style, produce aesthetically pleasing musical performances, and modify music for specific contexts.
  • Knowledge of human behavior:  by studying both theory and scientific evidence, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the systems of the human body, the intricacies of human behavior, as well as developmental norms and deviations in each domain of functioning.
  • Knowledge of Music Therapy:  students will engage in rigorous exploration of the theories and scientific evidence that support the use of music in a therapeutic context. Following the neurologic music therapy approach, all techniques learned in this program are based on scientific evidence regarding music perception and behavior. Furthermore, students have ample opportunity to establish and refine their therapeutic skills through five semesters of clinical practica in addition to a six-month, full-time clinical internship. Internship applications must include a written letter of recommendation from music therapy faculty member.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123-124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Algebra for College Students
  • STEM Cognate
  • The University Of Miami Experience
  • Mus Therapy Forum
  • Principal Instrument Lesson & Studio Class

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    66274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66274 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    66274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66274 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
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