The Music Therapy program of Wartburg College prepares music therapists to work effectively within a multicultural environment and enhances their current work be it in private practice, medical settings, nursing homes, mental health facilities or populations experiencing cultural changes or mass trauma. The core program deepens the theoretical, philosophical and ethical frameworks of music therapy that not only inform practice but also provide support for important advocacy roles within the healthcare environment. Students in this program will also receive the BMGIM Level I training.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students pursing the Master of Arts in Music Therapy and the Combined Equivalency Plus Master of Arts in Music Therapy will:
- Apply AMTA Advanced Competencies with breadth (i.e., scope or range) and depth (i.e., levels of complexity).
- Integrate interdisciplinary perspectives from sociology and psychology with music therapy theoretical perspectives that advance music therapy practice, education, and research in a diverse global community.
- Reflect, synthesize and summarize one’s approach and particular area of specialization in the field of music therapy.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Clinical Supervision
- Studies in Ethnomusicology
- Music Therapy in a Contemporary World
- Research Traditions in Music Therapy
- Applications in Memory
- Advanced Applications in Music Therapy
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPsychology Music View 1020 other Masters in Music in United States
- Bachelor’s degree in music therapy from a regionally accredited college/university.
- Evidence of board certification or board eligibility letter from previous academic program.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 from degree-granting college/university.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 in all music therapy course work.
- Music competency screening (live or taped) which demonstrates musical abilities appropriate for professional music therapists.
- Two letters of recommendation with at least one from a previous music therapy faculty person.
- A personal statement (1-3) pages.
- Curriculum vitae or resume including any relevant educational and professional experience.
- Interview with graduate admissions committee in person or via online technology.
- For students whose first language is not English, test scores from either TOEFL (minimum score of 550 paper-based or 80 internet-based) or IELTS (minimum score of 6.5) must be submitted.
International46000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2300 USD per credit during 18 months.
National46000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2300 USD per credit during 18 months.
Living costs for Waverly
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