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Music Therapy

Wilfrid Laurier University

12 months
16086 CAD/year
7696 CAD/year
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The Master of Music Therapy (MMT) program from Wilfrid Laurier University is the longest-running graduate music therapy program in Canada. 


The philosophy of the  Master of Music Therapy (MMT) program from Wilfrid Laurier University is music-centred psychotherapy. Clinical musicianship and psychotherapeutic techniques are developed through clinical, theoretical and experiential practices. The CIMTR can offer you training in the Helen Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (minimum enrolment).

In our program, you’ll have the option of doing an original research study or clinical case study. You’ll also take experiential courses in the safe and effective use of self, required by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.


The graduates have gone on to work in health care, education and private practice. Examples of jobs held by our graduates include:

  • music therapist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Kensington Hospice
  • music therapist, Grand River Hospital
  • music therapy supervisor
  • professional orchestral player
  • music therapy community practice owner
  • music therapy university professor and researcher

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Music Therapy (two-year program only)
  • Clinical Improvisation II: Balancing Form and Freedom
  • Music-Centered Psychotherapy Experiential Learning
  • Case Studies in Music-Centered Psychotherapy
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


5 alternative credits

5.0- 10.0 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed four-year (honours) undergraduate degree in Music Therapy (for our one-year program), or a completed degree in music or related field such as psychology (for our two-year program).
  • A minimum B average in your final year of academic study.
  • Evidence of advanced clinical experience (one-year program only).
  • Piano performance abilities at a minimum Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Grade 6 (if piano is not your primary instrument).
  • Evidence of advanced musical qualifications, including ability to perform advanced repertoire (at a minimum RCM Grade 10 level)
  • Ability to improvise on your primary instrument.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16086 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8043 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7696 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3848 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Tuition per term

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /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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