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Music Therapy Non-Masters Equivalency

The School of Music offers an equivalency program for those students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in music (BA, BMus, or BS) of another emphasis who wish to become a music therapist. Applicants must have an 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 Music Therapy Non-Masters Equivalency Program. 

The application for Fall 2020 entrance to the Music Therapy Non-Masters Equivalency Program opens August 1, 2019.

Application Deadlines
November 1, 2019 - Priority* Application Deadline for Fall 2020 entrance
December 1, 2019 - Final Application Deadline for Fall 2020 entrance

*Students who apply by the Priority Application Deadline will be given first-choice of interview date including access to select the December 7th Interview Day. After the Priority Application Deadline, the December 7th Interview Day will no longer be available to select. 

A complete application includes:

  • Online Application (posted here on August 1, 2019)
  • Unofficial copy(s) of all relevant transcripts from all post-secondary institutions uploaded to the application at the time of submission. 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.

STEP 2: Interview  
Applicants will complete a 15-minute interview with the Music Therapy faculty on the interview date they select on their application. Interviews are not available outside these formal dates; however, interviews may be completed remotely via Skype. You will be asked to submit a printed copy of your responses to the Music Education/Music Therapy Interview Profile at the time of your interview.

Interview Dates
Saturday, December 7, 2019*
Saturday, January 18, 2019
Saturday, February 8, 2019

*Students must apply by the Priority Application Deadline of November 1 to interview on December 7, 2019.