Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy) MA

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy with a 1,000-hour internship (or equivalent); OR a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Music Therapy (or equivalent).
  • No less than a B average (3.00 on a 4.30 scale), or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of a past academic record of no less than a B average (3.00 on a 4.30 scale), or equivalent, a 500-word letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Creative Arts Therapies Courses page for course descriptions.

Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy) MA Research with Thesis Option (45 credits)

18

credits of Core Courses

MTHY 600 Music Therapy Advanced Literature (3.00)
MTHY 601 Music Therapy Supervision, Teaching, and Learning (3.00)
MTHY 602 Advanced Clinical Improvisation in Music Therapy I (1.50)
MTHY 603 Advanced Clinical Improvisation in Music Therapy II (1.50)
MTHY 693 Research in Music Therapy: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (3.00)
CATS 639 Interdisciplinary Topics: Cross-cultural Competence in the Creative Arts Therapies (1.00)
CATS 641 Interdisciplinary Topics: Ethics in Clinical Practice in the Creative Arts Therapies (1.00)
CATS 643 Interdisciplinary Topics: Ethics in Research in the Creative Arts Therapies (1.00)
CATS 691 Research in the Creative Arts Therapies (3.00)

27

credits chosen from one of the following:

MA Research with Thesis Option: Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy)

Advanced Music Therapy Practice Option: Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy) MA

MA Research with Thesis Option: Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy) (27 credits)

6

credits Advanced Music Therapy Practicum:

MTHY 623 Advanced Music Therapy Practicum I (3.00)
MTHY 624 Advanced Music Therapy Practicum II (3.00)

21

credits:

MTHY 699 Thesis (21.00)

Advanced Music Therapy Practice Option: Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy) MA (27 credits)

12

credits Advanced Music Therapy Practice:

MTHY 633 Advanced Music Therapy Practice I (6.00)
MTHY 634 Advanced Music Therapy Practice II (6.00)

9credits of Elective Courses chosen in consultation with the program coordinator.
6

credits:

MTHY 698 Music Therapy Advanced Capstone Project (6.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

French Language Requirements. While there are no formal French proficiency requirements, students intending to work in Québec are strongly encouraged to develop a working knowledge of French.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum required residency is three consecutive terms full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits. It is expected that students will normally complete the proposed program within 3 terms (1 year) of full-time study from the time of initial registration in the program.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.

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