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Music - Music Therapy

Montclair State University

24 months
701 USD/credit 14020 USD/year
701 USD/credit 14020 USD/year
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Music - Music Therapy  program at the Montclair State University offers a combination of supportive psychology and research courses, including courses in assessment, clinical improvisation techniques, group music therapy (experiential and client centered), and teaching and supervision.


Key facts:

  • All of these courses include applied work and students have the opportunity to complete professional level writing in the thesis seminar, two relevant electives and a final thesis. The Master of Arts (MA) in Music - Music Therapy  program at the Montclair State University has been known as a comprehensive, eclectic music therapy program since 1969. 
  • We take pride in the ability to provide you with excellent clinical placement experiences, careful academic advisement and nationally and internationally known faculty within the music therapy program, the music school and other departments you may wish to explore such as gerontology, child life, psychology, learning disabilities, special education and behavioral neuroscience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Therapy
  • Therapy and Observation Skills for Music Therapy
  • Methods and Materials in Music Therapy
  • Music Therapy with Children
  • Music Therapy with Adults
  • Psychological Foundations of Music
  • Internship in Music Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission.


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two.
  • Standardized Test Scores: GRE (see test waiver policies). Beginning with applications for a program beginning in the Spring 2021 semester, the GRE will no longer be required for admission, regardless of undergraduate GPA.
  • Students holding degrees from non-US institutions must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices. TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Duolingo English Test are required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Please check our International Applicants page for more information and for our current TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 701 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    14020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 701 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Montclair

1673 - 4118 USD /month
Living costs

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