UGA Specific Information for Music Therapy

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy prepares the student for a career in the therapeutic practice of music in an effort to restore, maintain, or improve mental and/or physical health. Post-graduate employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, rehabilitative environments such as hospitals and special education programs within the framework of the public school system. The curriculum includes a strong emphasis in psychology and the social sciences and multiple opportunities to become involved in the profession through observation and participation in clinical experiences.

Music Therapy Board Certification requires, in addition to the degree requirements, a six-month internship and successful completion of the Board Certification Examination. Completion of the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree and certification exam leads to licensure as a Board Certified Music Therapist.  This degree is accredited by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

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  • Get involved and build your resume early. 
  • Consider internships and volunteer opportunities to demonstrate work ethic and experience through-out your resume.
  • Join student organizations that fit your interests and career goals. 
  • Consider informational interviews of professionals within your field. 
  • Visit the career center website or career guide for more information about informational interviewing including questions to ask and a cold calling script. 

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Additional Career Research Resources

Employment Websites

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  • GoinGlobal (Under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs)
  • USAJobs (federal jobs)

Professional Associations/Resources

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Music Therapy Majors

Atlanta Music Therapy | Central State Hospital | Children's Care Facilities | Clinic Settings | Hospital Settings | Nursing Homes | Rehabilitation Centers | Schools | Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care | The Georgia Center for Music Therapy Inc.

Possible Job Titles for UGA Music Therapy Majors

Music Therapist | Therapist


*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.