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Music Therapy

Concordia University Montréal

24 months
20206 CAD/year
9209 CAD/year
2950 CAD/year
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Music Therapy at Concordia University Montréal facilitates the process of personal growth and change through the provision of expressive and receptive musical experiences. The music therapist guides clients towards developmental, rehabilitative, psychotherapeutic, and wellness goals by fostering personal expression, and creating musical experiences.


Program Details

The MA in Creative Arts Therapies, Music Therapy at Concordia University Montréal is the only full professional training program in Québec. The program, approved by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT), is designed according to the current philosophy and standards of education with the discipline of music therapy.

Within this Music Therapy MA program, students can choose one of two options: Option 1, Research with Thesis or Option 2, Advanced Music Therapy Practice.

Option 1: Research with Thesis

This option is available for students interested in pursuing research, along with the academic rigor of completing a master’s thesis. The option also prepares students who might be interested in later pursuing a doctoral program.

Option 2: Advanced Music Therapy Practice

This option is available for students interested in preparing themselves for advanced music therapy practice and to better position themselves for future licensure. This option allows students to focus on acquiring more direct music therapy clinical experience, with a final practical capstone project rather than a research thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Music Therapy Advanced Literature
  • Music Therapy Supervision, Teaching, and Learning
  • Advanced Clinical Improvisation in Music Therapy
  • Advanced Music Therapy Practicum
  • Guided Imagery and Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry into the program requires either: 1) a bachelor's/baccalaureate degree in Music Therapy with a 1,000-hour internship (or equivalent); OR 2) a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Music Therapy (or equivalent). 
  • Applicants are selected on the basis of a past academic record of no less than a B average (3.00 on a 4.30 scale), or equivalent, a 500-word letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20206 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20206 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9209 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9209 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    2950 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2950 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Montréal

1074 - 1759 CAD /month
Living costs

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