Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy

The Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy provides students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, practical techniques, and clinical experience required to use music as a therapeutic modality with children and adults who have special needs. The program is interdisciplinary and incorporates both the music coursework to develop students' musicianship skills, and coursework in Psychology to provide models for evaluations and treatment of clinical populations. We are the only Undergraduate Music Therapy Program in the New York City Area that is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

Molloy College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply clinical and functional musical skills toward music therapy practice, including proficiency, knowledge, and flexibility using the voice, piano, and guitar to improvise, compose, and recreate pre-composed music.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, methods, techniques, and clinical experiences by interpreting and synthesizing information with accuracy.
  • Be knowledgeable and respectful of diverse cultural backgrounds while treating all persons with dignity and respect, providing a culturally-informed approach.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current issues, philosophies, scholarship, methods, materials, research, continuing education opportunities, and practices in music therapy.
  • Locate, leverage, and/or create opportunities for musical and social engagement in a variety of diverse communities.

Career outcomes for Molloy Music Therapy Students

Our graduates are employed in a variety of sites where they use their talent and clinical skills to help people from diverse backgrounds. Some examples include:

Julia, (MSMT '14): Music Therapist, HeartShare Early Childhood Center

Mike, (BSMT '14): Music Therapist, The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy. Graduate MT student at Molloy College.  

Matt (BSMT '13): Music Therapist, Imagine Academy. Graduate MT student at Molloy College.  

Jillian (BSMT '13): Music Therapist, Brookville Center for Children's Services.

Music Therapy B.A.

Music Therapy B.A.

Music Therapy M.A

The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy

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Plan of Study 8 Semester Plan (PDF)

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Music Therapy, Special Projects Coordinator
Lora Heller, MT-BC, LCAT
1000 Hempstead Avenue Public Square 220 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002


Coleen Petersen
Administrative Assistant