TWU's music therapy program, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, is the oldest ongoing program in Texas and one of the oldest in the country. The music therapy program offers undergraduate and graduate studies leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music Therapy Track) and the Master of Arts in Music (emphasis in Music Therapy). A dual degree, combining the MS in Counseling and MA in Music with emphasis in Music Therapy, is also available.
The Master of Arts in Music degree with emphasis in Music Therapy is available to students holding a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in music therapy. This degree consists of 36 semester hours and includes studies in music therapy philosophy, multicultural music therapy, research, music, and a wide selection of electives.
International students must present TOEFL scores prior to admission to any graduate program in music therapy (MA in Music with emphasis in Music therapy, Dual Degree Program in Music Therapy and Counseling, and Graduate Equivalency Program in Music Therapy). This applies to all students for whom English is not their first language, even if students were otherwise exempt from the TOEFL requirement for admission to TWU. This requirement helps to assure that English proficiency is strong enough for International students to complete the CBMT certification exam successfully upon graduation. Required TOEFL scores for admission to the music therapy major emphasis in the MA Degree in Music are: 550 paper, 213 CBT, 79 IBT.