Licensure & Equivalency Programs

Apply to one of our licensure or equivalency programs!

The School of Music offers the Music Education Post Baccalaureat Licensure Certificate program and the Music Therapy Non Masters Equivalency program for those students who completed a music degree with another emphasis, but are now interested in entering into one of these two fields of study. Applicants for both programs must have a completed BA, BMus, or BS in music from an accredited college/university with an overall degree GPA of at least 3.0.

Music Education Licensure Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program

The Music Education Licensure Post Baccalaureate Certificate program offers either a choral emphasis or an instrumental emphasis. The coursework is scheduled based on a full-time schedule, and while the program does not offer music fellowships or assistantships, admitted applicants can qualify for financial aid and visa-sponsorship as degree-seeking students. Tuition costs for this college-specific post-baccalaureate program will be equivalent to that of the post-baccalaureate certificate programs in the College of Education and Human Development, posted on OneStop.

Music Therapy Equivalency Non Masters Track

This non-degree program is comprised of 30 credits of the professional music therapy coursework required by the Certification Board for Music Therapy. Upon completion of the courses and internship in the Equivalency Non-Masters Track and receipt of Letter of Equivalency from the Director of Music Therapy, the student is eligible to sit for the Board Certification exam given by the Certification Board for Music Therapy ( to earn the MT-BC (Music Therapist - Board Certified) credential. As a non-degree program, applicants are ineligible for financial aid and student visa sponsorship. Tuition costs for this program are calculated at the undergraduate, per credit rate posted on OneStop. Learn more about the music therapy program at the University of Minnesota.