Master of Science in Music Therapy
The Master of Science in Music Therapy program is designed to provide professional board-certified music therapists (http://www.cbmt.org) with advanced research skills and clinical practice in music therapy, and to teach music therapists how to utilize the array of tools available in music technology for such purposes. Within music therapy clinical practice and research, music technology will: 1) facilitate the collection and analysis of data generated during clinical sessions; 2) apply compositional and improvisational techniques with patients, and; 3) exploit the multi-mediated environment of the MIDI workstation where visual, auditory, and tactile senses can work interchangeably to support therapeutic strategies.
Students in the Master’s program are required to take thirty hours of courses including music therapy, music technology, and elective courses. Music therapy courses focus on research methods, theory and scholarship as they relate to research, clinical practice, statistics, and to the thesis. The music technology core includes principles of production using music technology, Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)-based music applications for composition and improvisation, and multimedia production including visual and sound resources.
- Submission of the online application to the University
- Submission of the Department of Music and Arts Technology application
- Bachelor's degree and evidence of substantial music instruction, performance and literacy
- All official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study
- Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the undergraduate degree
- Performance videotape, audio cassette, CD, DVD or on-campus audition on a musical instrument or conducting of a music ensemble
- Three letters of recommendation in support of the application (they may be on business letterhead, submitted through the online application link, or from the recommendation forms included in the Department of Music and Arts Technology application packet)
- Any additional information that demonstrates personal experience in music technology and musicianship (e.g., authored CDs or websites, original compositions)
- In-person or telephone interview with the Head of Graduate Studies
- $50 application fee ($60 for an International applicant), payable through the online application.
30 credit hours* for degree, including:
- 18 credit hours in Core courses (at the 500 level or above);
- 6 credit hours in Cognate courses (at the 400 level) to be selected from Music, Business, Education, Communications, Computer Science, Fine Arts or Law;
- 6 hours of approved electives (at the 400 level or above) from the cognate field or other fields with approval of the head of the graduate studies.
Minimum grade point average:
- 3.0 average to continue;
- No grades lower than "B" in core courses and cognate fields will be counted toward the degree
- No grades lower than "C" will be counted toward the degree;
- Residency requirement (on-campus student only), 3 consecutive summers or 1 summer and a contiguous academic term.
Current Tuition Rates (Fall 2010 - Summer 2011)
Indiana Resident: $283.20 per credit hour
Non-Resident (out-of-state, international) $852.40 per credit hour.
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You need to complete both the Department application and the University online application.