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 2019 Career Outcomes for Music Therapy*

** Includes Self-Employed

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  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs)
  • USAJobs (federal jobs)

Professional Associations/Resources


The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 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)
DC VA Medical Center Music Therapist
Music Speaks, LLC Music Therapist
Rosener House Day Center Music Therapist
Therabeat, Inc. Music Therapy Board Certified Music 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 2019 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.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Music Therapy - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), MS
* denotes no responses received.