Master in Music Therapy (MMT)

Why a graduate degree in music therapy?

“There are many reasons why individuals pursue a master’s degree in music therapy, even though it is not a requirement for certification. The literature suggests master’s-level music therapists have better job satisfaction (Braswell, Decuir, & Jacobs, 1989; Cohen & Behrens, 2002) and stay in the field longer (Cohen & Behrens, 2002; Vega, 2010).” Iwamasa, June 2019, p. 8. Music Therapy Perspectives, miz010

Alverno College, a pioneer in music therapy for more than 70 years, continues to be a leader in this growing and rewarding field and is proud to offer Wisconsin’s first Master of Music Therapy program.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

MMT-600Orientation Master Music Therapy0
MMT-610Advanced Music Therapy Theory 13
MMT-614Music & Neuroscience3
MMT-632Advanced Clinical Practice in Music Therapy2
MMT-612Music Therapy Research and Evaluation3
MMT-616Topics in Diversity2
MMT-730Advanced Music Therapy Practicum2
MMT-710Advanced Music Therapy Theory II2
MMT-712Music Therapy Culminating Project1
ELECTIVESTake 18 credits from MMT-630, MMT-640, MMT-642, MMT-650, MMT-660, MMT-662, MMT-668, MMT-664, MMT-670, MMT-695, MCP-611, MCP-630, MCP-627, MCP-640, MCP-671. **A maximum of 12 credits can be from MCP.18