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Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies (MA)

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Master of Arts (MA)
Program type
Thesis, Course-based
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
2 years
45 credits
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Program overview

The MA in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy), is the only advanced professional training program in the field in Québec. The program is approved by the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) and is designed according to the philosophies and standards of education in music therapy. Music therapy facilitates personal growth processes through participation in expressive and receptive music experiences. The music therapist supports clients towards established and emergent health and wellness goals. Students will gain expertise in a particular area of music therapy through the completion of either a master's thesis (Research with Thesis Option) or a year-end capstone project (Advanced Music Therapy Practice Option). The thesis option supports students interested in developing their research skills, while the practice option provides students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a particular area of professional music therapy practice.

Program structure

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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

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