Major Courses and Degree Requirements
The SPU Music Therapy Program is an integrative, rigorous, multidisciplinary curriculum. Music Therapy students are required to do the following:
- Fulfill the requirements of a Music degree as accomplished musicians, including a junior recital on your major instrument.
- Take classes in core music therapy, psychology, special education, and biology/physical education, as well as fulfill University required courses.
- Pass proficiency exams on piano, guitar, and voice.
- Fulfill 180 hours of practicum experience during undergraduate training. A six-month clinical internship is required once you have completed your major's courses in order for you to be eligible to sit for the national Board Certification Exam.
The minimum total credits required for a major emphasis is 124 quarter credits. The minimum total credits required for the degree is 180 quarter credits.
Entering the Major
As a Music Therapy major, you can choose from three emphases:
The SPU Music Therapy program accepts students as freshman, transfer and post-baccalaureate (see FAQ insert for more information). The Music Therapy program is a competitive degree that typically accepts eight to 10 students per year.