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Bachelor of Music Therapy

When it comes to therapies that promote wellness, alleviate pain, manage stress, and more, music is one of the best. And when it comes to undergraduate music therapy programs, Loyola’s was one of the first. Founded in 1957, it’s an endorsed education program of the American Music Therapy Association, Inc.

Here, you’ll benefit from working with notable faculty members including a former president of the South-Central Region of the American Music Therapy Association and three former presidents of the National Music Therapy Association.

We put you to work

You’ll not only learn about theory and research, you’ll have hands-on time as a therapist-in-training through fieldwork placements that will expose you to a wide range of patients. You’ll not only observe, but you’ll lead music therapy sessions.

Your study culminates with a six month internship. Once you’ve completed that and all coursework, you are eligable to take your Certification Board for Music Therapy Exam. With a Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) designation, you can take on the world. Or graduate school–51 percent of Loyola’s music therapy graduates continue their education.

Get your Bachelor of Music Therapy

  • Designed for students who would like to work with the developmentally disabled, mentally retarded, autistic and older adults, as well as those with psychiatric issues or needing physical rehabilitation.
  • Requires an internship and allows for field studies with such area facilities such as River Oaks Hospital, ARC, Association for Retarded Citizens, Lazarasus House (HIV/AIDS), Lambeth House (older adults), Children’s Hospital, and various other health facilities.
  • 124 credit hours to complete your degree. See 2012-2013 Degree Program Course Listing »
  • Go to Graduate Music Therapy Program »
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