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Music Therapy Graduate Program Overview

Available at the Milledgeville Campus.

Degree Requirements

 The online Master of Music Therapy program provides the opportunity
 to acquire an advanced theoretical, research, and practical base 
 for meeting the changing needs of the people served by the
 profession. The Master of Music Therapy degree advances
 students from competencies achieved in undergraduate studies
 to competencies which are in depth, analytic, interdisciplinary, and
 global. Applicants to the music therapy program must have completed
 a bachelors degree in music therapy, including an internship in
 an approved program, or have completed a degree equivalency
 program, including an internship in an approved program and have
 shown evidence of certification with the CBMT or be listed in the
 Music Therapy Registry for non-board-certified music therapists.

At Your Fingertips
The Master of Music Therapy Program is designed with today's music therapists in mind. Those who are interested in pursuing music therapy graduate studies but are unable to because of their practice, family, or other life commitments are ideal candidates for this program.

This is possible through:

1.  Asynchronous Learning

  • Online - Web-based
  • Videoconferencing
  • Virtual learning communities

  Accommodates full-time employment

 3.  Degree Equivalency/Master of Music Therapy joint enrollment option

 4.  Unique Options of Study
  • Master of Music Therapy (MMT) with Equivalency Courses
    The Master of Music Therapy with Equivalency courses program is intended for non music therapists with undergraduate music degrees. The Degree Equivalency portion must be completed on campus and comprises individualized guided study built on previous studies and experience to meet requirements for national board certification. It is  in conjunction with the off-campus Master of Music Therapy (MMT) program. Students have the option of getting the Bachelor of Music Therapy degree instead of completing the non-degreed Equivalency courses.
  • Developmental Disabilities (Special Education) Concentration
    The supportive field courses are chosen with advisor approval and  may  include (but not limited to) EEX, psychology, and Creative Arts Therapies courses.
  • General Track/Administration
    Supportive field courses are chosen with advisor approval and  may include (but not limited to)related courses in supervision, administration, psychology, and sociology.
  • Mental/Physical Health Concentration
    The supportive field courses are chosen with advisor approval and  may  include (but are not limited to) related courses in Psychology, Health Sciences, & Sociology.
  • Multicultural/International Concentration
    The supportive field courses are chosen with advisor approval and  may include(but not limited to): Transcultural Principles in International Health Care, Race & Ethnic Relations. 
  • Women's Issues Concentration
    The supportive field courses are chosen with advisor approval and  may include (but not limited to): Race & Ethnic Relations, Psychology of Women, & Women's Social & Health Issues.

Learning Resources
Specific questions regarding textbooks should be directed to 478-445-7303. For additional information, visit the bookstore website. Library services are available to all students, regardless of where they are enrolled. Each enrolled student has an official e-mail account for university communications and announcements with which to communicate with library staff. GC faculty, staff, and students use a barcode system to provide library services. Send an e-mail to or call 478-445-4047, or 478-445-0975; the staff will make getting a barcode a simple process and will link your barcode to your registration record. Research and reference assistance is provided by phone 478-445-0979. Reference librarians provide assistance with research and the over 100 electronic databases through GALILEO. For additional information, visit the library homepage.

Graduate studies in music therapy at GC are approved by the National Association of Schools for Music (NASM) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

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Contact Information
Dr.  Patrick Varallo
Director of Art Therapy Graduate Program
Campus Box 67
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-2646
Fax 478-445-4532 

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