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Music Therapy

Temple University

12 months
52488 USD/year
52488 USD/year
39420 USD/year
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Integrate personal and professional development through an examination of self, your clinical practice, coursework, and immersion in various research paradigms in the Master of Music Therapy at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance.


The Music Therapy graduate program at Temple University guides you in understanding the impact of your approaches to therapy, your use of music and the therapeutic process.

Coursework emphasizes theory, research, ethics and supervision to provide in-depth, experiential knowledge of music therapy methodologies and applications. The curriculum focuses on didactic and experiential training in two areas of clinical study: Music Medicine and Music Psychotherapy.  

  • Music Medicine explores how music and the client-therapist relationship are used to facilitate mind-body communication and health.
  • Music Psychotherapy investigates how music and the client-therapist relationship are used to promote emotional and interpersonal growth.

Electives are offered in hospice care, music psychotherapy, and both state licensure and PhD preparation.

Future Career

Graduates typically find employment in a variety of areas, including community mental health agencies, day care facilities, educational institutions, general and psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and private practice. Graduates may combine clinical work with research in the above areas of practice. The program also provides preparation for doctoral study in Music Therapy and related disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Research in Music Therapy
  • Quantitative Research in Music Therapy
  • Theories of Music Psychotherapy
  • Adv Mus Thrpy Clin Trng
  • Multicultural Music Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals: Include your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Audition: Applicants must submit a video-recorded audition consisting of two pieces in different styles in the applicant’s major performance medium (with accompanist when needed) and three standard or popular songs sung and played by the applicant on piano and/or guitar from American children, geriatric, adult, or adolescent repertoire.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    52488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    52488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1458 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    39420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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