Marylhurst University ranks in the nation’s Top 20 schools for bachelor’s degrees in music therapy – and no. 1 in the Pacific Northwest – according to TheBestSchools.org.
The ranking of these top music therapy programs was based on the following criteria: strong, AMTA-approved curriculum; rigorous admission requirements; highly trained faculty with MT-BC credentials, ensuring instruction is relevant to current licensure requirements; proximity to facilities with clinical opportunities; affordability, including scholarship opportunities; and unique offerings, such as study abroad programs.
Marylhurst was recognized for its Bachelor of Music Therapy degree because this program includes not only the required post-studies internship with support of Marylhurst faculty, but students also cap off their studies with a public presentation concerning music therapy, a comprehensive proposal for music therapy services, or a creative endeavor particular to that music therapy student’s career development interest. The availability of music scholarships at Marylhurst University also contributed to its high ranking.