Master of Arts in Music Therapy
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Program Details

Music sets the mood, it can also change peoples’ moods and behavior.  SMWC offers an online MA in Music Therapy, designed for board-certified therapists to enhance their counseling skills and knowledge through music.  Students will learn the therapeutic uses of music to help others heal.  This program has been approved the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and incorporates these subjects:

  • Professional ethics
  • Imagery and music
  • Psychopathology
  • Improvisation


This program requires short residencies at the first of each semester and two short summer intensives (4-5 days each).

  • Bachelor's degree or  higher in music therapy
  • Official transcripts
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proof of board certification
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio

School Accreditation Statement

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