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Overview for Music Therapy/Therapist

A program that prepares individuals, in association with a rehabilitation team or in private practice, to use music in therapeutic relationships to address patients' physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, and social needs. Includes instruction in music theory and performance, human growth and development, biomedical sciences, abnormal psychology, disabling conditions, patient assessment and diagnosis, treatment plan development and implementation, clinical evaluation, record-keeping, and professional standards and ethics.

Careers for Music Therapy/Therapist Majors

A major in Music Therapy/Therapist is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Music Therapy/Therapist

Top 49 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Music Therapy/Therapist among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Marylhurst University
Marylhurst, OR
Open Admissions$16,920 
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
Highly Selective$30,150 
Anna Maria College
Paxton, MA
Less Selective$26,620 
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Maryville University of Saint Louis
Saint Louis, MO
Moderately Selective$20,994 
Nazareth College
Rochester, NY
Less Selective$25,286 
Marywood University
Scranton, PA
Less Selective$26,270 
Louisiana College
Pineville, LA
Moderately Selective$12,530 
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Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, PA
Less Selective$16,192 
William Carey University
Hattiesburg, MS
Less Selective$9,750 
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
Moderately Selective$25,450 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.