Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy Jazz

Develop the foundation for helping aid and rehabilitate patients through music with a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Therapy Jazz from Temple's Boyer College of Music and Dance. This four-year, 130-credit undergraduate degree program provides a sequence of academic coursework and clinical training including a supervised post-academic clinical internship.

Graduates of this degree program are prepared to apply for professional certification to practice music therapy in a variety of settings, including general hospitals, geriatric facilities, hospice programs, prisons, private practice, psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation centers, schools, and community settings.

The Music Therapy Jazz program is fully accredited by the American Music Therapy Association. You’ll learn how jazz can assist with emotional and physical recovery in patients. In addition to fieldwork experience through supervised internships, program courses in applied music, music history, music theory and psychology emphasize clinical skills and musicianship. Music therapy classes focus on ethics, methods and research used in practice.

Over four and a half years, you’ll become eligible to take the national examination of the Certification Board for Music Therapists and subsequently qualify for certification.

Classes & Curriculum

Music therapy classes focus on ethics, methods and research used in practice. Your curriculum will cover four core areas: general education studies, music, clinical studies and music therapy. Courses include

  • Developmental Music Therapy,
  • Jazz Secondary Piano,
  • Music Therapy Research and
  • Psychiatric Music Therapy.

Learn more about required courses for the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy / Jazz.

Related Graduate Degrees

Music Therapy Jazz students sit in a circle in a classroom with different kinds of percussion instruments in front of them.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Music offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $20,616.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,216.00 per year


You can focus on Music Therapy Jazz or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

Additional Program Information