Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

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Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies (MA)

Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Fine Art
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Music Therapy/Therapist
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


The MA in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy), is the only advanced professional training program in the field in Québec. It is offered exclusively as a low-residency online program with two semesters of core courses in the first year. The second year allows students in the Thesis Option to do their research and thesis and for students in the Advance Practice Option to do their three elective courses.

The program is approved by the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT), situated within a social justice framework, and is designed according to the philosophies and standards of education in music therapy. Music therapy facilitates personal growth processes through participation in expressive and receptive music experiences. The music therapist supports clients towards established and emergent health and wellness goals. Students will gain expertise in a particular area of music therapy through the completion of either a master's thesis (Research with Thesis Option) or a year-end capstone project proposal complemented by additional practicum hours and elective courses (Advanced Music Therapy Practice Option). The Research Thesis Option supports students interested in developing their research skills, while the Advanced Music Therapy Practice option provides students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a particular area of professional music therapy practice.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy with a 1,000-hour internship (or equivalent); OR a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Music Therapy (or equivalent).
  • No less than a B average (3.00 on a 4.30 scale), or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
  • Application Notes :

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on February 17, 2023

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