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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: online application spring 2015 or fall 2015 or printed application
  • Undergraduate baccalaureate degree in music
  • Résumé: Provide a current resume, including relevant work experience.
  • Statement of Educational goals (500-word essay) addressing the questions:
    • How do you think a Master of Music Therapy will enhance your academic and/or professional career?
    • What do you hope to gain by being part of Loyola's graduate program?
    • What do you bring to the Master of Music Therapy program? 
  • $20 Application Fee
  • Two Recommendation Forms - Recommendation forms should be completed by your college professors or employer (someone in a supervisory capacity).  
  • Audition: Please be aware that admission to the master's degrees in the College of Music requires that applicants complete a successful audition. The audition/interview application can be found at the following website http://cmfa.loyno.edu/auditions. The College of Music must receive audition/interview applications at least two weeks prior to the selected date.

​The following Graduate Music Application Requirements must be mailed to:
Loyola University New Orleans, Graduate Admissions
6363 St. Charles Avenue, Campus Box 148
New Orleans, LA 70118​

  • Official Transcripts - Official Transcripts are required from every college and university attended since high school, including any schools attended through dual enrollment programs or summer session.  Official transcripts may be sent directly to Loyola’s Admissions Office or you can have them sent to yourself in the school’s envelope.  Do not break the seal of the envelope.
  • International Students: In addition to the documents listed above, international students must submit the following: TOEFL score report; we require a score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), 92 (Internet-based), or higher. TOEFL scores are valid for two years. Score reports must be sent by ETS to the mailing address listed above. Candidate copies are not acceptable. International students requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa must submit an Affidavit of Support showing sufficient funds to finance the course of studies and living expenses.

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.

Scholarships

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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