Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy
At UMKC, students seeking a Bachelor of Arts in music therapy develop musicianship in their applied area and functional musicianship for the clinical setting. Therapeutic skills are advanced through core Conservatory requirements and in coursework in music therapy, psychology, statistics and research methods.
Several practicum rotations provide experiences with children, adolescents and adults within a wide range of clinical settings with music therapists in the greater Kansas City Metro community. Students complete their degree with an internship at an approved facility locally or across the country.
Master of Arts in Music Therapy with Equivalency (MA-Equivalency)
The equivalency program is a graduate program for students with an earned bachelor’s degree in music who wish to become a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). The degree experience includes:
- Course and clinical work leading to both entry level and advanced level competencies in music therapy
- Fulfillment of undergraduate music therapy requirements plus additional graduate coursework
The MA-Equivalency student fulfills the undergraduate music therapy requirements plus additional graduate coursework. It includes course and clinical work leading to both entry level and advanced level competencies in music therapy.
Master of Arts in Music Therapy (MA-MT)
The Master of Arts in Music Therapy is designed for graduate students with an earned bachelor’s degree in music therapy. The MA-MT allows for individual specialization with an emphasis on advanced clinical skills and research.
IPhD in Music Education/Music Therapy
The IPhD is innovative in its flexibility and variety. It integrates the primary discipline (music education/music therapy) with a co-discipline, such as education. The IPhD prepares those interested in college teaching and/or post-doctoral work in music therapy.