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Drury to offer master's degree in music therapy

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Drury University will begin offering classes this fall to support the addition of a Master of Music Therapy degree.

The MMT degree, offered by two other schools in Missouri, requires 38 semester hours - roughly three full semesters - to complete, according to a Drury news release. Five Drury students are on the MMT degree track: three master's equivalency students and two with bachelor's degrees in music therapy.

A bachelor's degree is the primary requirement for admission to the new program, the release said. Applicants with a bachelor's degree in another area of music can enter the program while taking the required undergraduate courses for certification from the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Applicants without 54 semester hours of music must apply for the Bachelor of Music Therapy program.

Drury's music therapy programs at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and approved by the American Music Therapy Association, according to the release. After passing a board examination, students receive the Music Therapy Board certification.[[In-content Ad]]

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