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Undergraduate Certificate in Music Therapy


The curriculum for the music therapy equivalency certificate meets the entry level standards of the American Music Therapy Association. All students must pass proficiency examinations in applied piano, voice, and guitar. Entering students who do not meet these standards, or who do not transfer in a conducting or percussion techniques course, should consider the second degree option. Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be eligible to sit for the national board certification examination in Music Therapy.


Individuals interested in obtaining a Music Therapy Certificate should contact the Hayworth College Admissions Office at 704.337.2314. Direct questions about program requirements to the Music Therapy Program Director at 704.337.2570.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as a non-degree student in the certificate program, an applicant must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree in Music from an accredited institution.
  2. Transfer enough credits in the courses outlined below such that fewer than 30 credits remain to complete the certificate program. Applicants who have more than thirty remaining credits for completion of the program should instead consider entry into the second degree program in Music Therapy.
  3. Submit a completed application form, including the application fee.
  4. Submit official transcript(s) of all post-secondary academic course work.


Voice Proficiency (by exam)
Guitar Proficiency (by exam)
Piano Proficiency (by exam)
MUTH 217 Introduction to Music Therapy
MUTH 211 MT Methods and Materials for Children
MUTH 311 MT Methods and Materials for Adults
MUTH 401 Psychology of Music I
MUTH 402 Psychology of Music II
MUTH 409 Music in Therapy I
MUTH 410 Music in Therapy II
MUTH 231 or 232 MT Practicum III or IV
MUTH 331 or 332 MT Practicum VI or VII
MUTH 431 or 432 MT Practicum VII or VIII
MUTH 499B Professional Internship (off campus)
BIOL 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
PSYC 201 General Psychology
PSYC 304 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 320 Developmental Psychology


PSYC 308 Exceptional Child

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