About the MAMT Program

The Master of Arts in Music Therapy program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is dedicated to providing students who are currently a music therapist with learning experiences designed to:

One of only two online colleges in Indiana to offer a graduate degree in music therapy, SMWC welcomes any music therapist who seeks online classes and a distance learning format to enrich their professional and/or personal interests in music therapy. Emphasis is given to understanding and applying theories of music therapy, counseling and psychopathology, and to developing the therapeutic self.

A convenient way to earn your masters

The program is designed especially for persons who, because of work, family or other commitments, cannot pursue a graduate degree in the traditional way. Students spend four to five days on campus at the beginning of each semester; courses begun at this time are completed through guided independent study from students' homes. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has offered this type of distance learning for over 35 years. Students are also required to come to campus for two 6-day summer intensives during the program.

"For those professionals with additional family responsibilities (those with children or elder care situations), this MAMT program is perfect. The limited residency time provides for flexibility in personalizing one's study routine."

-Jeanne Besetzny, M.A., MT-BC, Park Ridge, IL

Program Goals

Learning Outcomes

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Career Options include:

This program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association. All music programs at SMWC are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.