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Master of Music Therapy

About | Admissions Requirements | Application Deadlines | Scholarships | Tuition

Healing through harmony

Want to make a difference through music? The master of music therapy degree helps you do just that. You join one of the most respected music therapy graduate programs in the country. Two tracks in the master of music therapy degree program are offered: Traditional graduate degree, and graduate and equivalency for those without an undergraduate degree in music therapy.

Get your Master of Music Therapy degree

  • Designed to provide opportunities for advanced clinical, supervisory, and methodological knowledge.
  • An equivalency program leading to certification in music therapy and an M.M.T. degree are also available to students with a non-music therapy undergraduate degree.
  • 34-36 hours of coursework to complete your degree. See Degree Program Course Listing »

Admissions Requirements:

  • A completed application for graduate admission
  • Undergraduate baccalaureate degree in music
  • Official transcripts of all college work attempted (undergraduate, graduate, professional)
  • Current résumé, including relevant work experience
  • Statement of Educational goals (200-word essay) addressing the questions:
    • How do you think a Masters of Music Therapy will enhance your academic and/or professional background?
    • What expectations do you hope to realize by earning a Masters of Music Therapy at Loyola?
    • What do you bring to the Masters of Music Therapy program?
  • $20 Application Fee
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Completed successful audition
  • An interview with the chairperson and/or faculty member in the department is strongly recommended.

For International Students: Official Test of English as A Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is required of all international students. Visa or Affadavit of Support showing sufficient funding to finance their course studies and living expenses is also required.

Application deadlines

The Masters of Music Therapy Program will consider applications on a rolling basis upon availability. It is strongly recommended that Masters of Music Therapy candidates plan that matriculation begin in the fall semester due to program structure.


The College of Music and Fine Arts administers talent-based music scholarships for graduate students. These awards vary according to the student’s potential for continued musical and academic progress, and the performance needs of the college. Retention of a music scholarship depends on satisfactory musical and academic progress and the student’s fulfillment of performance requirements as stipulated in the scholarship contract. The university's Scholarships + Financial Aid Office is available to help you with FAFSA forms, private loans, grants, and other financial aid opportunities.

Tuition/Fee Schedule

Graduate Tuition can be found on the Loyola Admissions Page >>

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