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Music Therapy, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Elizabethtown, PA, United States
The Music Therapy major at Elizabethtown College is a part of the Music Division of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Music therapy students take core music courses as well as psychology, biology, and music therapy courses. Our professors are experienced professionals with a passion for music therapy.


A career in music therapy allows individuals to combine a love of music with a sincere interest in working with people. Credentialed music therapists use music as a tool to provide successful, motivating music experiences within a therapeutic environment.

What do Music Therapy majors study?

Our Music Therapy program is a competency-based program that provides a comprehensive, personalized education. The integrated coursework develops students' musicianship skills, clinical skills, and knowledge base concerning a variety of different clinical/therapeutic needs. Students take courses in music theory, music history, therapy methods, conducting, and instrumental courses such as keyboard, voice, and guitar.  Coursework is thoroughly integrated with clinical experience. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Introductlon to Music Therapy 
  • Music Therapy and Clinical Populations 
  • Theory Ill 
  • Theory IV 
  • Aural Skills Ill 
  • Aural Skills IV 
  • NCH World Music 
  • Music History: 1600-1850 
  • Music History: 1850 to the Present 
  • Functional Keyboard Skills Ill 
  • Functional Keyboard Skills IV 
  • Percussion for Music Therapy 
  • Music Therapy Methods and Techniques I 
  • Music Therapy Methods and Techniques II 
  • Practical Experiences l: Music Therapy 
  • Conducting 
  • Music Technology 
  • Clinical Improvisation and Composition 
  • Clinical Improvisation and Composition II 
  • Practical Experiences II: Music Therapy 
  • Practical Experiences Ill: Music Therapy 
  • Music Therapy Methods and Techniques Ill 
  • Psychology of Music and Research Methods I 
  • Psychology of Music and Research Methods II 
  • Practical Experiences Music Therapy 
  • Practical Experiences V: Music Therapy 
  • Music Therapy Methods and Techniques IV 
  • Professional Intemship in Music Therapy 
  • Seminar in Musicology 
  • Abnormal Psychology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  •  Official or attested copies of your secondary school record (university records, if applicable)
  •  Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or EIKEN
  •  Two letters of recommendation from your guidance counselor, advisor, principal and teachers
  •  A 250-word autobiographical statement, written in English, explaining why you are applying to Elizabethtown College
  •  A copy of the picture page of your passport and any US visas you may hold

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Elizabethtown

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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