Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA and Music Therapy, MMT


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Program Codes: MA_709A and MMT_560A
CIP Codes: 13.1102 and 51.2305

 

Program of Study for the Dual Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Master of Music Therapy


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree or bachelor’s equivalent in music therapy from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official GRE exam scores, unless waived; proficiency in music theory, aural skills, music history/literature, music performance, piano, guitar, voice, and professional music therapy competencies; both program questionnaires; live or video recorded audition; and both program-specific interviews.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE) requirement may be waived for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher who have completed all other admission requirements.

Location: On Campus

Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information


Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program. No exam waiver is automatic and an approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .

Course Requirements for the Dual Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Master of Music Therapy


Total Required (Minimum 72 Hours)


Choose One of the Following Options (4 Hours)

Other Requirements for the Dual Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Master of Music Therapy


  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in music theory, aural skills, and music history/literature prior to recommendation for Admission to Candidacy
  • Candidacy: Required for both programs; see the program directors for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Required for both programs. For CMHC, students should take the required HPC courses (excluding the Internship) prior to taking the comprehensive exam. MMT Comprehensive is required prior to admission to candidacy
  • Product of Learning: Not required

Notes for the Dual Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Master of Music Therapy


  • Accreditation: The master’s degree program in CMHC is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body. Graduates are immediately eligible to take the examination of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., to become National Certified Counselors. The MMT is approved by the American Music Therapy Association and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • Permission forms to take CED practicum and internship are available in the CTH office and must be completed prior to registration.
  • MUS 5060  Bonny Method of GIM requires participation in a 5-day intensive workshop that is conducted off-campus between academic terms and requires payment of workshop fees in addition to tuition. This course may be repeated with permission of the MMT program director.
  • All students are required to register for and successfully complete MUS 5200  Music Therapy Laboratory for a minimum of four semesters.
  • Board certification in music therapy (MT-BC) is prerequisite to MUS 5900 .
  • Students who have not had a previous course in statistics must complete one course in statistics, in addition to the research course indicated above.

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