Music Therapy

Supported Degree Objectives

  • Master of Music Therapy (MMT)
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents

English Proficiency Requirements

Master's Degree Program Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • After meeting general requirements for admission to the PFW Graduate School, applicants for this program must meet the following additional requirements:
    • Completion of an undergraduate degree in music therapy, music, or a closely related field with a music minor or 18 credits or more in college-level music study
    • Submission of an application essay to demonstrate written communication skills
    • Successfully pass a functional music skills audition, including performance on a primary instrument or voice, and demonstration of functional guitar, keyboard, and vocal skills at professional entry-level competency as defined by AMTA
    • Successfully complete an interview with music therapy graduate faculty to assess verbal communication skills, social interaction skills, and understanding of the program demands
    • For applicants without an undergraduate degree in music therapy or board certification:
      • a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate course work in human and social sciences, including courses in elementary psychology, abnormal psychology, and human biology
      • additional course work is required to gain equivalency and for eligibility for board certification (see MMT/E curriculum)
      • application deadline is March 15 for summer entry only.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Spring Summer*
    July 15 October 15 March 15 MMT

    *Only summer entry is available for applicants without an undergraduate degree in music therapy or board certification.

Program Contact Information

  • Name Nancy Jackson, Ph.D., MT-BC
    Phone 260-481-6716
    Web School of Music Website
    Address Purdue University Fort Wayne
    2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
    Rhinehart Music Center, RC 148
    Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Purdue Fort Wayne campus