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Music - Music Therapy

Illinois State University

12 months
838 USD/credit 29330 USD/year
838 USD/credit 29330 USD/year
404 USD/credit 14140 USD/year
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The Master of Music - Music Therapy at Illinois State University is designed to produce highly qualified and knowledgeable music therapists who have advanced training in music and its therapeutic applications.


Students take classes in advanced study in music, the behavioral sciences, music therapy theory and application, and research methodology.

An Master of Music - Music Therapy qualifies individuals for:

  •  supervisory or coordinator positions in arts therapies
  •  college/university entry-level music therapy positions
  • producing and disseminating scholarly work in music therapy through presentations/publications

Graduate students from Illinois State University with an undergraduate degree in music, may simultaneously take undergraduate deficiency courses in music therapy while pursuing a Master's degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles Of Music Therapy

  • Music In Recreation

  • Professional Practice:Music Therapy Internship

  • Professional Practice: Clinical Internship In Music Therapy

  • Fundamentals Of Psychology

  • Issues in Music Since 1950

  • Treble Choral Ensemble

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 SCH



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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed an undergraduate degree in music (or the equivalent for international students) and earned a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate enrollment.
  • Fill out a School of Music application (included within the university application).
  • Include three current letters of recommendation
  • Submit a live or recorded performance audition on your primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice.
  • Write a comprehensive biographical statement of approximately 250 words.
  • Interview with the faculty.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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