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. Loyola's School of Music offers both a bachelor and master degree in music therapy.

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.

Undergraduate Degree Program


Bachelor of Music Therapy

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 eligible 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.

  • Designed for students who would like to work with the developmentally disabled, 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 Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree Requirements »

Graduate Degree Program


Master of Music Therapy

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.

Visit our Master of Music Therapy Page to learn more »
See Bulletin for Master of Music Therapy Degree requirements »


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