Master of Music Therapy

Georgia College
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 35

Program Description

The Master of Music Therapy degree advances students from competencies achieved in undergraduate studies to competencies which are in-depth, analytic, interdisciplinary, and global. The program prepares students as clinicians, scholars, and leaders in the profession of Music Therapy. Graduate education provides the opportunity to acquire an advanced theoretical, research, and practical base for meeting the changing needs, nationally and internationally, of the people served by Music Therapists. Students may choose to focus on a specific area of concentration or choose a general track of study. The program is offered in an asynchronous learning format designed specifically to meet the needs of music therapists whose practice, family, or other life commitments may preclude the possibility of study on a full-time basis in a fixed time and geographic place. By means of online education, teleconferencing and video conferencing, this program permits the establishment of virtual collaborative learning communities not limited by geographic constraints. On-campus visits twice per semester and one summer for an intensive seminar are mandatory as part of the degree program.

Admissions Information

Regular Admissions Requirements (60 points or more required)

Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy

Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (20 points)

In-person or video interview and audition submitted with application (30 points)

Provide 2 letters of recommendation (10 points)

Essay "What is Music Therapy?" Use three scholarly references and APA style. (10 points)

Provisional Admissions Requirements:

Admissions scores lower than 60 points (see regular admission criteria)

To gain regular admission, provisional students must complete 12 semester-hours of graduate coursework at GC with no less than a "B" in each course approved by the Graduate Coordinator and by the Chair of the Department of Music Therapy.

Admission to the Music Therapy Program is highly competitive and may be limited based on availability of qualified faculty and maintaining student to faculty ratios required by accreditation standards. All students may not be admitted.

Many agencies where clinical and practical experiences take place require students to undergo a criminal background check, urine drug screens and to meet the CDC standards for immunizations for health care professionals. Students desiring to enter a Music Therapy Program should consider these requirements. Agencies may refuse any student based on inability to meet these guidelines or other agency guidelines. Refusal of an agency to accept a student may delay or prevent a student from completing a program. Certification agencies may also refuse to license individuals who have committed certain criminal acts or other acts of moral turpitude.

Requirements of Interview and Audition (in Person or Via Video)


Discuss your motivation for applying to Georgia College Master of Music Therapy Program.

Discuss your previous experiences in Music Therapy or other helping professions.

Discuss your professional and/or clinical areas of interest.

Discuss your experience in areas of research.


Perform three (3) pieces using guitar and singing while playing. Should demonstrate a variety of picking styles and chord structures. Minimum of three (3) different chords and demonstration of bar chords*

Perform three (3) pieces using piano and singing while playing. Should demonstrate a variety of accompaniment patterns. Minimum of three (3) different chords.

Perform two (2) pieces on principle instrument.

Selections should reflect a variety of genres (including but not limited to classical, popular, jazz, and different eras).

If no guitar experience, please state this during the audition and use another accompanying instrument. Examples include: autoharp, QChord, ukulele