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Equivalency plus MMT program requirements
The equivalency plus program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree that is not in music therapy, but have a strong music background. Students would be admitted into the master program following this equivalency plus track. This requires a student to fulfill the prerequisite courses in order to continue the progression into the MMT degree. The student would be admitted into the MMT program but is required to complete the prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the advanced music therapy coursework. At the end of this track, students will have completed all the coursework necessary to practice as a music therapist, take the Board Certification exam, and have completed their master’s degree in music therapy.
Prerequisites for admission to the Equivalency Plus program:
- Completed bachelor’s degree in music (includes large ensemble experience, chamber music or small ensemble experience, lessons in major instruments, repertoire tests and participation in senior recital.
- Completion of proficiency requirements in guitar, piano and voice in MUS 340 and MUS 345.
The following courses will be completed prior to beginning the advanced level courses work in the MMT program:
MUS 271 Introduction to Music Therapy (2 credits)
MUS 340 Music Therapy Methods I (2 credits)
MUS 345 Music Therapy Methods II (2 credits)
MUS 474/475 Music Therapy Practicum (0 credits)
*180 practicum music therapy hours needed throughout the course of the equivalency and MMT program. Equivalency students will continue their practicum hours throughout their advanced level courses until they have achieved 180 practicum hours.
(MUS 271, 340, 345 and 474/475 will be offered as a sequence of summer intensive courses to allow students to begin enrollment in the fall into the MMT degree course sequence)
EDC 410 Learners with special needs (3 credits)
PSY 105 Principles of Psychology (4 credits)
PSY 262 Abnormal Psychology (4 credits)
BIO 103 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
MUS 511 Music Therapy Practicum, 0 credits
4 semesters required
Must be taken as a co-requisite with 515, 520 and two music therapy in healthcare courses (550, 555, 560, 565 etc.) as approved by academic adviser.
MUS 479 Music Therapy Clinical Internship
*to be completed at the completion of MMT degree