Master of Music Therapy
Earn your master’s degree in music therapy at TWU.
TWU's Master of Music Therapy (MMT) degree focuses on advanced clinical and music skills as well as leadership skills. You can choose an optional concentration in music technology, women in leadership, or healthcare administration. Our graduate music therapy classes occur through a retreat-style model that meets for the same number of face-to-face hours as a full-semester course, but are completed in two retreats held over the weekends. The Master of Music Therapy degree at TWU is a 36 credit master's degree that includes a thesis which could be an arts based study or a traditional project. Our faculty are here to guide you through the coursework as well as during the research process. Supporting our students is a priority.
The MMT includes addressing music therapy skills through Integral Thinking in Music Therapy, Advanced Supervision, Theories of Leadership in Music Therapy and Electives such as Clinical Songwriting. Students are encouraged to use the non- music therapy credits to pursue areas of study that interest them.
- Our music therapy program is the oldest ongoing program in Texas and one of the first in the nation. TWU is one of only 5 universities in Texas offering music therapy degrees, and we are approved by the American Music Therapy Association.
- We provide both academic and clinical training, with a focus on experiential, hands-on learning through extensive practicum and internship experience. Students of our music therapy program have worked in local children’s theaters, community centers, hospitals and schools.
- Our Student Association for Music Therapy provides educational and social opportunities for you to develop music therapy skills and friendships outside of the traditional classroom setting.
- Our small class sizes will allow you to reflect on and process your training, enhancing the quality of your practice and fostering the growth of your character.
- Many of our former students have established successful clinics of their own, and they often hire current TWU music therapy students and interns.
- We welcome new and auditioning students as well as students from other disciplines. Graduate students wishing to work toward certification may complete our music therapy equivalency program, which may be done at the same time the student completes some graduate courses toward the master’s degree.
Meet our alumni
“I’m passionate about working with those who are often overlooked or underserved in society. In my sessions, it’s about connecting with whomever I’m working with in a way that says ‘I see you’ – not for what you can’t do or haven’t done, but for who you are and what you can do.”
- Award-winning singer and songwriter Kamica King offers healing and hope through the power of music. Read Kamica’s story>>
- TWU alumna Tonya Blum opens Coyote Music Studio, bringing help and harmony to the Denton community. Read Tonya’s story>>
- Gabby Banzon serves as the North Texas Performing Arts therapy programs director. Learn more about the Starcatchers therapeutic arts program>>
- American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
- AMTA Southwestern Region
- Certification Board for Music Therapists
For more information about our graduate music therapy program, submit an Information Request Form.
Page last updated 3:14 PM, March 3, 2023