Master of Arts in Music Therapy and Counseling Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Master of Arts in Music Therapy and Counseling

Master of Arts in Music Therapy and Counseling

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
The two-year Music Therapy and Counseling program consists of a 90.0 quarter-credit curriculum that combines didactic, experiential and clinical learning experiences. Students develop advanced music therapy competencies based upon theoretical knowledge, practical skills and self-reflective processes within a framework of multicultural perspectives. Music therapy students study alongside those in the art therapy and dance/movement therapy programs in counseling and psychotherapy core courses. Clinical training occurs in a variety of settings and integrates music therapy with current developmental, neuroscience, mental health and medical foundations. Theoretical and experiential music therapy courses draw upon current evidence-based literature for the development of foundational and advanced methods and techniques. All coursework is designed to assist students in cultivating awareness of the use of the self within the music therapy and counseling relationship. The merger of health sciences and the arts enhances both the learning atmosphere and the depth of resources for contemporary music therapy education. Faculty members include music therapy scholars and clinicians, as well as mental health and medical professionals who assist and mentor students in integrating music therapy with current healthcare practice across a variety of populations. The program's curriculum is designed to meet the Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) educational requirements. Be advised, however, that licensure requirements vary widely from state to state, and may change at any time. Therefore, if you are or will be interested in counseling licensure in the future, you are strongly advised to access and check the requirements for any state(s) in which you plan to work and practice. It is the students' responsibility to know and understand the requirements for any type of future licensure.