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Music Therapy Graduate Courses

 

MUTH 510 Improvisational Techniques
Improvisational Techniques in Music Therapy: This course introduces improvisational models and group dynamics in music therapy practice. Students will develop technical skills used in improvisation, experience interactive process-oriented music psychotherapy, and exchange ideas in a class discussion format after reviewing related music therapy literature. Spring Term.   2 hrs.

MUTH 520 Research Seminar in Music Therapy
Research Seminar in Music Therapy: The purpose of this course is two-fold. Regular meetings and discussions are designed to keep students on track for completion of their thesis. In addition to discussion of ongoing research progress and problems, students will read and critique current literature in their area of specialization. Emphasis will be placed on research methods and design. Prerequisite: MUTH 402 for Undergraduates. Spring Term, may be repeated for credit. Spring Term.  Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

MUTH 540 Advanced Topics in Music Therapy
Advanced Topics in Music Therapy: This course will explore a variety of topics specific to advanced practice. Examples of topics include master's level entry and licensure in the profession, use and care of the voice in clinical practice, and music and emotion. Students will be expected to view the topic through the lens of their area of specialization. Not a regularly scheduled course; May be repeated for credit. Fall Term, Even Years on a rotating schedule.  Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 2-3 hrs.

MUTH 600 Advanced Music Therapy Practicum
Advanced Music Therapy Practicum: This is a supervised fieldwork course. Students will be placed in a complex clinical setting related to their chosen area of specialization. Expectations are for the student to follow the AMTA Standards of Practice while demonstrating professional competencies and working on advanced competencies. The student and supervisor will collaborate on a development plan that will be addressed during private supervision time. Fall Term.   2 hrs.

MUTH 610 Music Therapy Client Assessment
Music Therapy Client Assessment: This course is designed for students to thoroughly explore this clinical competency in their area of specialization. Students will review standardized tools as well as develop their own musical assessments. Clinical application and critique will be required. Fall Term, Even Years on a rotating schedule.  Repeatable for a total of 4 hrs. 2 hrs.

MUTH 620 Philosophy of Music Therapy
Philosophy of Music Therapy: This course acquaints students with traditional and contemporary problems in the philosophy of music therapy. Emphasis will be on identifying, synthesizing, comparing, and evaluating various philosophical positions and how those influence clinical practice. Students will learn to express personal ideas and the ideas of others in writing and verbal discourse. Spring Term, Odd Years.   3 hrs.

MUTH 625 College Teaching & Measurement
Comprehensive Examination: Students must take the written exam during the semester of anticipated graduation. Students enrolled in this course will sit for written exams by three professors with content based primarily, but not exclusively, on the content of the student's graduate course of study. Contingent upon successful completion of the written exams, the student and their academic advisor will schedule an oral exam at least two weeks prior to the deadline for graduation where the student will defend his or her thesis and answer questions directly related to the individual research project. May be repeated once if earned grade is C or better. Prerequisite: Academic advisor approval. Co-requisite MUTH 655. Spring Term.  Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 3 hrs.

MUTH 630 Clinical Supervision and Management
Clinical Supervision and Management: This course provides an in-depth look at learning theory, student development, and adult learning models as applied to undergraduate student, clinical consumers, and employees.  All students in this course will be assigned as supervisors for a client and an undergraduate student in the on-campus clinic at Queens.  Spring Term, Even Years. 3 hrs.

MUTH 640 Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods: This course introduces qualitative research approaches and their application to a variety of settings. Students will learn various methods for data collection and analyses including ethnography, grounded theory, case studies, and phenomenology. Basic concepts of quantitative research will also be reviewed, helping the students understand and contrast both paradigms. The course will involve designing and implementing a small-scale qualitative research project. Prerequisites: Undergraduates wishing to take this course must complete MUTH 402, PSYC 306, or SOCI 307 as a prerequisite and must obtain instructor permission. Fall Term, Odd Years.   3 hrs.

MUTH 650 Comprehensive Examination
Comprehensive Examination: Students must take the written exam during the semester of anticipated graduation. Students enrolled in this course will sit for written exams by three professors with content based primarily, but not exclusively, on the content of the student's graduate course of study. Contingent upon successful completion of the written exams, the student and their academic advisor will schedule an oral exam at least two weeks prior to the deadline for graduation where the student will defend his or her thesis and answer questions directly related to the individual research project. May be repeated once if earned grade is C or better. Prerequisite: Academic advisor approval. Co-requisite MUTH 655. Spring Term.   0 hrs.

MUTH 655 Specialization Thesis
Specialization Thesis: This course is a capstone course for the program. Students enrolled in this course will receive individual supervision time directed toward completion of the thesis requirement. Submission for publication and formal conference presentation of the research material is required. Co-requisite MUTH 650. Spring Term.   3 hrs.

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