Master of Science in Music Therapy
Indiana University Online

Program Details

Indiana University offers the online Master of Science in Music Therapy degree.  This music degree provides professional board-certified music therapists with advanced research skills and clinical practice in music therapy.  Students learn advanced research skills which enhance their critical analysis and integration of current research findings into clinical practice while also learning how to use the many tools available in music technology.  You will work with adults and children who have psychiatric disorders, mental retardation and developmental disabilities, speech and hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and neurological impairments, among others.  Music therapists hold jobs in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Mental health agencies
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Day care facilities
  • Private practices

This degree is awarded by Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).


  • Evidence of music therapy board-certification
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Any information that demonstrates personal experience in music technology and musicianship (e.g., original compositions)
  • In-person or telephone interview with the Coordinator of Music Therapy
  • GRE is recommended but not required for admission

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission