Welcome to the undergraduate Music Therapy program at IUPUI! We recognize the important roles music technology and clinical musical skills play in the clinical practice of music therapy, we believe that technology allows music therapists to connect with and empower clients in ways that seemed impossible only a few years ago, and we expect the relationship with technology to grow in the future. In fact, we expect that graduates of the IUPUI Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy (BSMTh) will be prepared to develop and work in clinical areas that do not currently exist because of their grounding in the relationship between music technology and clinical music therapy practice.
The BSMTh is an approved program of the American Music Therapy Association that provides students with the musical, technical, and therapeutic skills to practice as entry-level music therapists in a variety of clinical fields. Students engage in traditional academic music studies (music theory, aural skills, and music history), piano, voice, guitar, percussion, improvisation, music technology, psychology, and music therapy specific courses.
The degree culminates in a six-month clinical internship after the completion of approximately eight semesters of course work and on-campus clinical training. Students who successfully complete the BSMTh curriculum, including internship, are eligible to take the Music Therapy Board Certification Exam and earn the credential, Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).