The master's degree program is designed to provide professional music therapists with advanced clinical training, supported by studies in research, theory and ethics. The curriculum focuses on two areas: music medicine and music psychotherapy. A broad range of clinical populations, orientations, practices, and research paradigms is presented, and opportunities for self-directed learning are provided through independent study projects. Emphasis is given to integrating professional and personal development through self-experiences in Music Therapy.
The Ph.D. program at Temple University is a true Ph.D. in Music Therapy. Rather than having music therapy as a minor or elective track within another field, or as merely the main topic for the dissertation, the program has Music Therapy as the major area of study with its own core curriculum of advanced Music Therapy courses, supported by studies in research, music, and related health disciplines. The program has undergone extensive reviews and has been granted plan approval by the National Association of Schools of Music. It is the first of its kind in the United States.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education