Master of Arts in Music Therapy

You've already seen how powerfully music can help people heal and transform their lives. Now you're ready to take that idea and become an innovator. Berklee's master of arts in music therapy program provides contemporary and advanced instruction that will prepare you to be a leading practitioner in clinical, educational, or community-based programs. Strengthen your musical, clinical, written, and oral skills while sharpening your focus on research, clinical music improvisation, technology, contemporary music, neuroscience, and global perspectives. 

What the Program Gives You

When you complete the master of arts program in music therapy, you'll have the ability to:

•    Integrate musical and interpersonal talents with the latest technology and music

•    Build a career devoted to helping others achieve their goals regardless of their personal limitations or challenges

•    Be a member of an interdisciplinary clinical team that serves people through the life cycle, from infancy to older adulthood

•    Apply the art and science of music therapy in assessing the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention

•    Synthesize knowledge for the neurological bases for music therapy practice

•    Manifest global and contemporary music perspectives into an innovative approach to the field

•    Integrate theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in a thesis or culminating clinical project

•    Lead as music therapists, in clinical administration and in professional practice


As a music therapist, you'll be a professional with advanced training who functions as part of a treatment team in a medical, educational, or community-based program. When you emerge from Berklee's master of arts in music therapy program, you'll be empowered to lead the field, knowing the latest strategies and approaches to music therapy. You'll also be qualified to contribute your scholarly work and to enter the college teaching environment.