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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Music Therapy

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The M.M. in music therapy provides an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in research, teaching, clinical, and administrative skills. Music therapy is an interdisciplinary field that requires a strong background in music, music therapy practices, and the behavioral sciences. Coursework is designed to improve understanding in these areas of study, promote advanced clinical and research skill, and allow specialization in a cognate area of applied music or nonmusic study. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 46 quarter hours in music therapy core courses; music theory, history, and/or composition; and music and nonmusic electives.

Students with a baccalaureate degree in music in an area other than music therapy may choose the combined equivalency master’s program in music therapy and will concurrently complete deficiency courses toward the RMT (Registered Music Therapist) while electing some graduate-level courses toward the master’s degree. If you lack substantial undergraduate music requirements, you may be admitted as a special student to the equivalency only program, a non-degree offering that enables you to meet MT-BC registration requirements with the American Music Therapy Association. Eligible equivalency students may take a limited number of graduate courses during equivalency study and, with permission, complete the graduate degree following a six-month internship (or equivalent) in music therapy. Additional nonmusic certification may be achieved during the course of study. AMTA Board Certification is obtained following successful completion of the national certification examination.

Courses of Instruction - Music

Course topics include:

  • History and Literature
  • Independent Study
  • Music Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Performance
  • Theory and Composition

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