The Master of Arts in Music Therapy at University of the Pacific is a graduate-level program designed for students with an undergraduate degree in music or fields related to music therapy, who seek both entry- and advanced-level training in music therapy. Choose between Stockton and San Francisco.
In San Francisco we offer a hybrid format, which blends online and on-campus learning. Courses are offered online (asynchronously), online/remote (synchronously), and in-seat approximately four times per semester (pending AMTA approval.)
In Stockton, we offer the hybrid format (see above) or a fully in-seat format.
- Two-year path for board-certified music therapists or candidates eligible to sit for the board examination.
- Three-year path plus the 6-month internship for students with an undergraduate degree in music or fields related to music therapy (e.g., psychology, special ed, etc.) who seek both entry- and advanced-level training in music therapy.
The course of study begins with strong foundational musicianship and adds specific knowledge and skills that meet both the professional and advanced-level competencies established by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).