Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin

Marriage and Family Therapy, MA and Music Therapy, MMT


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Program Codes: MA_468A_1 and MMT_560A
CIP Codes: 51.1505 and 51.2305

Program of Study for the Dual Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Master of Music Therapy


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree  from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; proficiency 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.

Minimum GPA to Qualify for Regular Admission: 3.0

Location: Boone Campus

Course Requirements for the Dual Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Master of Music Therapy


Total Required (Minimum 69)


Other Requirements for the Dual Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Master of Music Therapy


  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in music performance, piano, guitar, voice, and professional music therapy competencies;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 MFT, students should take the required MFT courses (excluding the internship) prior to taking the comprehensive exam. MMT comprehensive is required prior to admission to candidacy
  • Product of Learning: Not required

Note on Prerequisites: Students should pay particular attention to the prerequisites listed in each course description; the curriculum is carefully structured to ensure that students have the necessary prerequisite knowledge before enrolling in courses

Notes for the Dual Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Master of Music Therapy


  • Accreditation: The MMT is approved by the American Music Therapy Association and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • 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 two 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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