Admission Process

We’re glad you’ve decided to apply to the Augsburg Master in Music Therapy program!


Equivalency Plus MMT

Priority Deadline: February 1, 2016

Regular Deadline: April 1, 2016

Applications submitted after March 1 will be considered for admission on a rolling basis if space is available

Coursework for the Equivalency Plus MMT track begins in May

Master of Music Therapy

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Coursework for the MMT begins in September

*Equivalency Plus Master in Music Therapy students begin in May. Board certified music therapists enter directly into the MMT and begin in the Fall term.

Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Proof of Board Certification (if applicable)
  • Resume
  • Personal essay (1-3 pages), addressing the following questions:
    • Describe your goals as a music therapist and how a MMT degree will help you reach those goals.
    • Tell about a moment that helped encourage you to begin a career in music therapy.
    • As a music therapist you will help people from all walks of life and with a variety of needs and illnesses, how are you qualified (physically, mentally, and emotionally) to assist these people in improving their quality of life?
  •  Audition
    • Ten minutes of the applicant’s best instrument (recorded and submitted via email or CD)

Submitting your official transcripts

Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions for undergraduate and graduate level coursework must be submitted directly to the Graduate Admissions Office by electronic transfer or by mail.

By electronic transfer: (if prompted by your institution for an email address)

By mail:
Graduate Admissions Office, CB 65
Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55454


The MMT program is both AMTA and NASM approved as of February 2014.

Call 612-330-1101 for more information.