Music Therapy PhD
Advance your scholarship and establish clinical competence with a Music Therapy PhD in Boyer College of Music and Dance. Immerse yourself in quantitative and qualitative research models, and make significant contributions to the field in both research and theory. Led by world-renowned music therapists, Temple’s Music Therapy PhD is recognized as the first of its kind in the U.S.
Study advanced areas of Music Medicine and Music Psychotherapy, and acquire focused expertise by specializing in a particular client population, methodology or research paradigm. The curriculum is grounded in advanced music therapy courses complemented by studies of music, research and related health disciplines. Culminating events for doctoral students include a comprehensive examination, as well as a final dissertation and defense.
This doctoral degree program emphasizes proficiency in teaching higher education and clinical supervision. Graduates typically become professors, practitioners, researchers or supervisors in healthcare settings.
Classes & Curriculum
The Music Therapy PhD curriculum includes
- Advanced Research Methods in Music Therapy,
- Research in Music Medicine,
- Research in Music Psychotherapy and
- Theory Development in Music Therapy.