Combined Master's Equivalency Program
Program Coordinator

 

 

The Combined Master's Equivalency Program

Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree in another area of music (e.g., performance, music education, etc.) but who are not certified in music therapy are eligible to apply for the combined master's equivalency program. This program integrates undergraduate courses in music therapy required for entry-level certification with the master's program, and entry-level and advanced courses are taken concurrently. Applicants who hold undergraduate degrees outside of music, or applicants who do not have at least 60 undergraduate credits in music or the equivalence are not eligible for admission to this combined program, but must instead apply for the bachelor's degree. PLEASE NOTE, THE MASTER'S EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM IS NOT OFFERED THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING, I.E., STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THIS PROGRAM MUST RESIDE IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA.

The following are undergraduate courses required for entry-level certification. These courses are taken in addition to and concurrent with the 36 credits required for the master's. Advanced standing may be given for courses in these areas taken at other institutions. The combined program usually takes 5 semesters.


Courses

Credit Hours

Equivalency Courses

 

Music Therapy Overview 354

3

Music Therapy Methods 370, 371,372

9

Music Therapy Clinical Training 362

3

Music Therapy Clinical Training 376

4

Total:

19

MMT Core Courses

 

Music Medicine: Biopsychosocial Fdnts 688

2

Theories of Music Psychotherapy 646

2

Music Therapy Ethics 694

2

Quantitative Research 649

3

Qualitative Research 647

3

Advanced MT Practicum 672

1

Advanced MT Internship 677

1

Multicultural MT 687

2

Models of Clinical Supervision 790

2

MMT Electives

 

Music Therapy Research 614

3

Music Therapy Foundations 623

3

Other electives

9

Final Project

3

Total for MMT

36

Total for MMT + Equivalency

55

 

Refer to the MMT section for all other information on this program.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Cheryl Dileo is the Coordinator of the Master of Music Therapy program. To see her curriculum vitae go to Faculty Information Page . If you have questions regarding the graduate curriculum, diagnostic exam, advisement, and registration e-mail Dr. Kenneth Bruscia at music.therapy@temple.edu or call him at 215-204-8314.

Department of Music Education and Therapy