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Music Therapy

Masters of Music Degree Program

What You'll Learn

Ohio University's Music Therapy Department was among the first institutions of higher learning to offer a bachelor's degree and is the only school in Ohio to offer a master's degree with a major in music therapy.

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Students accepted into the program receive a comprehensive education in music and music therapy skills through classroom study, supervised community placements, with opportunities to conduct research.

Career Opportunities

Our degree programs, undergraduate and graduate, are fully accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Students who complete the graduate program in music therapy at Ohio University receive top-level jobs including in higher education and administrative positions in clinical facilities.

Areas of focus include:Ohio University offers the Master of Music degree for students who have an undergraduate degree in Music Therapy and have earned their MT-BC and Master's plus Equivalency Degree for Students who have an undergraduate degree in Music.

Applying to the Program

In order to be accepted into the graduate program in music therapy, an applicant must first be accepted into the Ohio University Graduate School. The Ohio University School of Music requires all graduate applicants to have an undergraduate degree in music to be considered for admittance. The following is a link to the OU graduate school where you can find application and deadline information.

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Students also need to complete the following in order to be considered for admittance to the Music Therapy department.

  1. Audition on your primary instrument. 
  2. Have an interview with a music therapy faculty. This can be scheduled on SKYPE for convenience or in person. During the interview, you will need to demonstrate skills on piano, voice, and/or guitar.
  3. Provide a written essay on why you think you would be a good candidate in the graduate program. This and a current resume should be sent to the School of Music office.

Read more about the audition process and schedule on our Graduate Requirements page.