Earn an M.A. in Music Therapy from Marylhurst

Do you aspire to advance your clinical care, teach the next generation of music therapists or conduct advanced research? If you’ve been thinking about taking your career to the next level, the Master of Arts (M.A) in Music Therapy degree at Marylhurst was designed for you.

In response to the requests of our students who are working Music Therapists, beginning Fall term 2017 Marylhurst’s master’s in music therapy program will be offered in a new, accessible format. As a leader in educating music therapists for more than a decade, Marylhurst continues to provide students the opportunity to work alongside faculty who are respected leaders in the field of music therapy and earn an advanced education in music therapy theory, clinical practice and research.

Coursework within the M.A. in Music Therapy program will support your theoretical and critical understanding, therapeutic skills and further your individual musical growth and development through clinical music practices and experiences.

As a student you will benefit from the program’s unique multicultural focus that prepares graduates to understand diverse cultural values and backgrounds reflected in today’s society.

As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics, jobs for therapists, including music therapists, are predicted to grow steadily over the next decade. As our society ages and demand in this segment continues to grow, competitive advantage will be awarded to therapists who specialize in working with adults of advanced age.

Marylhurst has extensive financial aid management services and help, including scholarships. We are one of the leaders in higher education for transferring credit and converting life experience into college credit – all which help you manage the cost of earning your degree.

Admissions Requirements

  • The M.A. in Music Therapy program is now accepting applicants for Fall 2017.

Learn more about admissions requirements, application deadlines and the process to formally apply to this graduate program at Marylhurst University.

Why Choose MU

    • The only M.A. in Music Therapy program in the Pacific Northwest.
    • Approved by the American Music Therapy Association and National Association of Schools of Music.
    • Convenient, flexible schedule with evening and weekends classes.
    • Small interactive, seminar style classes with renowned industry faculty.
    • Master’s preparatory program offered for students with music or non-music bachelor’s degrees.
    • MU Music Therapy students have donated 67,000 hours of community service clinical time.
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