Earn your PhD in Music Education with an emphasis in Music Therapy
Doctoral studies in Music Therapy at Iowa are completed within the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education (Ph.D.). Course requirements listed under the degree requirements for the Ph.D. in Music Education are modified to emphasize content relevant to Music Therapy. Dr. Gfeller and Dr. Cohen will co-advise students on curricular requirements, examinations, and other academic matters.
How to apply to the program
Doctoral applicants interested in the Music Therapy emphasis must hold or be qualified for the MT-BC exam (as opposed to teacher certification), and must have a minimum of two years of successful clinical experience as a music therapists (as opposed to music teaching experience).
A limited number of teaching assistantships are available to Music Therapy doctoral students who hold a MT-BC. Teaching assistants gain experience in clinical supervision and instruction of core music therapy courses.
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