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 2023 Career Outcomes for Music Therapy*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

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  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 
  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 
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Professional Associations/Resources

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Music Therapy majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health Music Therapist
Metro Music Makers Music Therapist and Instructor
Small Steps Music LLC Music Therapist
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Music Therapy Intern
Upson Regional Medical Center Activity Therapist
* denotes no responses received.

*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 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.

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

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Music Therapy majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
University of Georgia Special Education, MAT
* denotes no responses received.