Augsburg’s Master of Music Therapy

Vision and mission of the MMT program

To prepare students to be leaders in the field, while fostering their passion to serve clients and families, and offer unique learning experiences that allow them to discover and realize their full potential.

To engage students in life changing experiences, rich in experiential learning, collaborative in nature, fostering a holistic view of the use of music in health, healing and wellbeing.

To advance the practice of music therapy by preparing students through a hybrid master’s degree program that is innovative, flexible and possesses breadth and depth, designed to meet the changing demands of healthcare.


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The program offers two points of entry:

  1. Students who are currently board certified music therapists enter directly into the Master of Music Therapy program’s graduate level coursework (September Start)
  2. Equivalency Plus MMT is a program for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in music but not in music therapy. In the Equivalency Plus  MMT program, students will complete their prerequisites in a summer intensive (May start) prior to the MMT program (Sept. start) or in addition to their masters requirements.  The prerequisites must be completed before you can begin your six month internship.

Hybrid Program – On Campus and Online

The Augsburg MMT and Equivalency Plus MMT track are delivered through on campus intensive sessions combined with online coursework. Students attend intensives on campus 2 to 3 times per semester. Most intensives are 2 to 3 days in duration. This format allows music therapists to continue their practice while continuing their education. Equivalency students are able to continue working full time until beginning their clinical internship.

Clinical Work and Research Opportunities

Opportunities for clinical work and research in a variety of major health care organizations such as: University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Struthers Parkinson’s Center, Melrose Institute and Fraser School.  Set up in an urban and metropolitan community.