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Music Therapy Non-Masters Equivalency

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Music Admissions Office
musicapply@umn.edu
612-624-2847

The School of Music offers the music therapy equivalency program for those students who completed a music degree with another emphasis, but are now interested in entering this field of study. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in music (BA, BMus, or BS) and excellent scholastic record with an overall degree GPA of at least 3.0 from an accredited, approved college/university.

Application Instructions

STEP 1: Apply to the School of Music by December 3 for Fall entrance. The Music Therapy program does not admit for spring entrance. A complete application includes:

  • Online Application
  • Unofficial copy(s) of all relevant transcripts from all post-secondary institutions uploaded to the application.* Official transcripts will be requested upon admission to the program and due prior to enrollment.
  • Three current letters of recommendation from relevant references. The application will collect the email addresses of your recommenders and contact them on your behalf.
  • $45 Non-Refundable Music Application Fee. Eligible students may apply for a fee waiver.

2.  Applicants will complete an interview on their selected interview date. Pleas bring a completed copy of your responses to the Music Education/Music Therapy Interview Profile to submit to the faculty at the time of your interview.