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Music Therapy Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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Program Information

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Rowan University's Music Therapy Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is intended for students who have already completed a Bachelor's of Music degree. Music therapy courses are offered in conjunction with the music therapy concentration for Bachelors of Music degree students. Students who complete the Certificate program, including all clinical training components, will be eligible to take the Certification Board for Music Therapists exam. Certificants are entitled to use the Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) credential and are eligible for state licensure as a music therapist in New Jersey.

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The Music Therapy Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is a full-time or part-time program offered in a hybrid format. This means that selected courses are offered primarily online via asynchronous delivery (students review materials and complete work on their own schedule) with on-campus meetings two to three times per semester for a total of 12 hours of face-to-face class time per 3-credit course. These courses include Foundations of Music Therapy, Psychology of Music, Principles of Music Therapy I and II, Music Therapy Research Methods, and Therapeutic Principles for Music Therapists. Other courses are offered via face-to-face instruction on weekday evenings once per week. These courses include Clinical Piano Skills I and II, Clinical Guitar Skills, and Music Applications for Music Therapy I, II, and III. Music Therapy Practicum I, II, and III and Residency in Music Therapy require supervised field placements in the community under the supervision of a board-certified music therapist. Students complete approximately 60 hours for each semester of Practicum and 1000 hours total over two semesters of Residency. Courses outside of the music therapy program (Developmental Psychopathology and Abnormal Psychology) may be offered in online or face-to-face delivery formats.

The following courses make up the Music Therapy Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program.

  • 17 Courses / 38 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 38 S.H.
MUS 98101 Foundations of Music Therapy 3
MUS 98208 Psychology of Music 3
MUS 98301 Principles of Music Therapy I 3
MUS 98401 Principles of Music Therapy II 3
MUS 98310 Music Therapy Research Methods 3
MUS 98409 Therapeutic Principles for Music Therapists 1
MUS 98303 Music Therapy Practicum I 1
MUS 98403 Music Therapy Practicum II 1
MUS 98404 Music Therapy Practicum III 1
MUS 98410 Residency in Music Therapy 2
MUS 98205 Clinical Piano Skills I 2
MUS 98212 Clinical Piano Skills II 2
MUS 98206 Clinical Guitar Skills 2
MUS 98207 Music Applications to Music Therapy I 1
MUS 98213 Music Applications to Music Therapy II 1
MUS 98307 Music Applications to Music Therapy III 1
PSY 09305 Developmental Psychopathology 3
PSY 03200 Abnormal Psychology 3

MUS 98117 will be taken twice, once per semester (4 credits total)

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed Music Audition Application
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee to schedule the interview. The interview may be in person or via telephone.)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
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