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Music Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Music Therapy at Augsburg University fulfills the academic and clinical requirements for eligibility to take the Music Therapy Board Certification Examination. The Bachelor of Science in music therapy is minimally a four-and-one-half-year degree program, which includes a full-time (six months or 1,040 hours) internship in a clinical facility approved by the American Music Therapy Association. 
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The Music Therapy equivalency program at Augsburg University is available to students who already have a bachelors degree and wish to meet the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to become professional music therapists. This equivalency program prepares students for eligibility to take the Music Therapy Board Certification Examination. It does not, however, make the student eligible for a Bachelor of Science degree in music therapy.

Depending upon the students degree and skill level, individual requirements will be outlined by the director of music therapy. There is a minimum two-year residency requirement, which includes participation in a major ensemble for four terms and successful completion of a two-year music theory equivalency test.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials of Music 
  • Aural Skills 
  • Form and Analysis
  • History and Literature of Music 
  • Introduction to Music Therapy
  • Music Therapy Techniques and Materials 
  • Expressive and Creative Arts in Healing
  • Psychological Foundations of Music 
  • Music Therapy Practicum
  • Music Therapy Practicum
  • Advanced Analysis
  • Senior Recital 
  • Music Therapy Practicum 
  • Music Therapy Practicum
  • Music Therapy Senior Seminar 
  • Music Therapy Clinical Internship
  • Learners with Special Needs 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Psychology 
  • Abnormal Psychology 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Common Application
  • Submit official secondary school transcripts, exam results, or mark sheets
  • Request one letter of academic recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor
  • Provide Proof of English Language Proficiency: All international applicants must submit one of the following minimum scores in order to meet the English Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
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