The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 130 credits. This major requires a concentration; the available concentrations are Bassoon, Brass, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Harpsichord, Historical Keyboard Instruments, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, String, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Voice, and Woodwinds.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses for the major are MUST 3196, MUST 3696, and MUED 4696.

Clinical Training

A total of 1200 hours of supervised clinical training is required prior to graduation.

Students must be continually enrolled in MUED 4685 Music Therapy Clinical Internship  for a total of 1000 hours. A student beginning an internship in Year 4 Spring will also need to register for this in the Year 4 Summer session and possibly Year 5 Fall; credits can be distributed across semesters differently but must total 6.

Music Therapy Grades

Grades below C in any music therapy course may not be applied toward degree requirements in music therapy. All students are permitted to repeat a course one time. Students who need to repeat a course a second time must obtain the approval of the dean/designee of their home school or college and be registered with assistance. Except as permitted by this policy, no students may repeat a course a third time.

Students who have exhausted course attempts for course(s) required for their major will be required to change majors.

Program Requirements

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Music History
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
MUST 3696Music in History3
Intermediate Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 2201Foundations of Psychopathology3
PSY 2301Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
Functional Piano, Voice, and Guitar
MUED 3631Functional Voice I 11
MUED 3632Functional Voice II 11
MUED 3633Functional Piano I 11
MUED 3634Functional Piano II 11
MUED 3635Functional Guitar I 11
MUED 3636Functional Guitar II 11
Music Therapy
MUED 3689Fieldwork in Music Therapy2
MUED 3789Fieldwork in Music Therapy II2
MUED 3889Fieldwork in Music Therapy III2
MUED 4611Music Therapy Overview3
MUED 4613Music Therapy Foundations3
MUED 4614Psychiatric Music Therapy3
MUED 4616Developmental Music Therapy3
MUED 4618Music Therapy Ethics2
MUED 4619Medical/Rehabilitative Music Therapy3
MUED 4641Music Therapy Experiences I: Creative Methods1
MUED 4642Music Therapy Experiences II: Recreative Methods1
MUED 4643Music Therapy Experiences III: Receptive Methods1
MUED 4685Music Therapy Clinical Internship 26
MUED 4696Music Therapy Research3
Select the courses specific to your concentration:
MUSC 1201Voice Concentration2
or MUSC 1401 Piano Concentration
or MUSC 1501 Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 1202Voice Concentration2
or MUSC 1402 Piano Concentration
or MUSC 1502 Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 2201Voice Concentration2
or MUSC 2401 Piano Concentration
or MUSC 2501 Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 2202Voice Concentration2
or MUSC 2402 Piano Concentration
or MUSC 2502 Instrumental Concentration
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors 11
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano 11
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 3105Jazz Class Piano1
MUED 1658Guitar I 11
MUED 1659Guitar II 11
MUSC 1211Voice Class 11
MUSC 1212Voice Class 11
Consult with advisor to select the appropriate Ensemble courses4
Total Credit Hours130

Voice Concentrations

  • In lieu of MUSC 1211 and MUSC 1212, classical singers can take MUST 2112 or MUST 2114; jazz singers can take MUST 2112 or MUST 4112.
  • Classical and jazz singers must take MUED 3631 and MUED 3632, unless waived by examination.

Piano Concentrations

  • In lieu of MUSC 1405, classical pianists can take MUST 2112 or MUST 2114; jazz pianists can take MUST 2112 or MUST 4112.
  • In lieu of MUSC 1405 and MUST 1106, classical pianists must take two credits of jazz piano; jazz pianists must take two credits of jazz electives.
  • Both classical and jazz pianists must take MUED 3633 and MUED 3634 unless waived upon examination by instructor.

Guitar Concentrations

  • In lieu of MUED 1658 and MUED 1659, classical guitarists can take MUST 2112 or MUST 2114; jazz guitarists can take MUST 2112 or MUST 4112.
  • Both classical and jazz guitarists must take MUED 3635 and MUED 3636, unless waived upon examination by the instructor.

Must be continually enrolled in MUED 4685 Music Therapy Clinical Internship for a total of 1000 hours. A student beginning an internship in Spring will also need to register for this in the Summer session and possibly Fall; credits can be distributed across semesters differently but must total 6.