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Master of Science in Music Therapy - Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024*

mt.jpgThe Molloy University Master of Science degree in music therapy (M.S. in M.T.) is the first and only music therapy graduate program on Long Island and is designed to prepare students for advanced clinical practice in music therapy and music psychotherapy, supported by studies in research, ethics and diverse models of practice. The program is offered in a hybrid format, with a combination of in-person and synchronous class meetings.

 The Graduate Music Therapy program is intended for professional music therapists, as well as musicians with degrees in related fields who are interested in using the unique power of music to promote health and well-being in the lives of children and adults. Completing this degree fulfills the educational requirements for a New York State license in creative arts therapy. Depending on your Bachelor degree type, below are the credit requirements for getting a Master's of Science degree.

  • Students who already possess a music therapy degree are eligible for a 48-credit Master's degree.
  • Students who possess a degree in another area of music - but are not board certified in music therapy - are eligible for a Master of Science in music therapy (60 credits).
  • Multiple-award degree in music therapy (168 credits). Baccalaureate of Science/Master of Science in music therapy.

*Preferred deadline is February 15, 2024 to be considered for scholarships and graduate assistantships

If you would like to meet with the Graduate Music Therapy Program Director, please feel free to sign up for a Zoom meeting at this Calendly link 

If you would like to observe a graduate music therapy class (either in-person or on Zoom), please reach out to and we would be happy to arrange this. 

Audition Information

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Audition Information

Music Therapy Events

  • Graduate Music Therapy Web Series

    Join us for our upcoming Graduate Music Therapy Web Series

    To Register: Music Therapy Web Series (


    Week 1 - Monday, February 5, 2024, 4:30-5:30pm 

    Music Psychotherapy 

    Presenters: Elizabeth Schwartz, MA, LCAT, MT-BCSummary: This first week we provide information about the field music therapy, and dive into understanding music psychotherapy, music & healing, and music-centered practice.  


    Week 2 - Monday, February 12, 2024, 4:30-5:30pm 

    Culturally-Responsive Music Therapy 

    Presenters: Dr. Kate Myers-Coffman, PhD, MT-BCSummary: This week we take an opportunity to explore how our cultural identities impact music therapy practice, how we develop cultural knowledge (which is an awareness of cultural values that are different from our own), and how we can implement anti-oppressive music therapy practice. 

    Week 3 - Monday, February 26, 2024, 4:30-5:30pm

    Clinical Improvisation: A Fun Primer and Introducing The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy 

    Presenters: Dr. Suzanne Sorel, DA, LCAT, MT-BC Summary: In our final week, we explore the basic tenets of creating music with and for clients. We'll take an opportunity to reconnect with the elements and building blocks of music to explore how style, idiom, rhythm is used to meet and reach our clients. We'll introduce our on-campus clinic and share clinical examples and the ongoing research at the Rebecca Center here at Molloy University. 


    If you have any questions, please email  

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Suzanne Sorel

Public Square
1000 Hempstead Ave
Rockville Centre, New York 11570