Become a Music Therapist

Music Therapy Program at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

Become a Music Therapist – Music Therapy Career

As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career outlook for music therapists or a music therapy career is expected to grow 13% over the next decade as a result of an aging economy and increased state recognition of the profession.

Completing the Bachelor of Music Therapy program also prepares you for a graduate program in music therapy at any AMTA-approved university offering a master’s degree. Other graduate program options include, but are not limited to, speech therapy, psychology, special education and counseling.

  The B.M.T. program is now accepting inquiries and applicants for Fall 2018. Auditions will be held March 2.

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Music Therapy Career: Sample Career Environments

Music therapists with a bachelor’s degree are employed in many types of environments, including:

  • Residences for developmentally disabled persons
  • Mental health clinics
  • Special education facilities
  • Hospice programs
  • Private practice
  • Clinical research centers
  • Correctional facilities
  • Wellness programs

Career and Internship Services

Marylhurst University campusAs a Marylhurst student, you will have access to our Career and Internship Services team who offer everything from resume help to internship placement. And this service continues beyond your years with Marylhurst, as an alum, you have access to career management and assistance from our hands-on, caring team.

Connected faculty
Because most of our faculty are also practitioners in their specialized field, you benefit from their network. Connections and relationships you build during your program will give you a significant advantage in your career field.

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