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Master of Music Therapy Degree Program

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Master of Music Therapy Degree Program

    Master of Music Therapy Degree Program

    College of Health Sciences

    Georgia College & State University

    STUDENT HANDBOOK

    2011-2012

    (Revised August 11, 2011)

    Master of Music Therapy Degree Program Student Handbook

    Table of Contents

Welcome…………………………………………………………………. . 3

    Faculty…………………………………………………………………….. 4

    Mission Statement, Philosophy, Accreditation and

     Affiliations, Areas of Concentration...................................................... 5 Regular & Provisional Admission Requirements ....................................... 6 Equivalency/Master Admission Requirements, Master Admissions

     Requirements/Steps in Completing the Master of Music Therapy ...... 7

    Thesis/Final Clinical Project Graduate Committee ..................................... 7 Graduate Committee Guidelines ................................................................ 8 Graduate Thesis/Final Project Guideline .................................................... 9 Program of Study…………………. ......................................................... 11

    Music Therapy Master’s Program Courses .............................................. 12

    Suggested Program of Study Time-Line .................................................. 14 Comprehensive Examination, Graduate Committee ................................. 15 Directing Inquiries Regarding Graduate Education in Health

     Sciences, Master of Music Therapy Degree Program Policies ............. 16 On-Campus Seminars, Goals of the On-Campus Seminars ...................... 17 Thesis/Final Clinical Project Proposal Form ............................................ 18 Proposal Acceptance ................................................................................ 19 Signature Page Form ................................................................................ 21

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    Welcome

    Welcome to Georgia College & State University, College of Health Sciences, and Music Therapy. You have chosen a graduate program that is innovative, individualized and designed to meet your life needs. The competencies you gained in your undergraduate studies, music therapy or music-related, will be the foundation for preparing you as a clinician, scholar, and a leader in the profession of music therapy.

    The core music therapy courses are on-line. This gives you the autonomy to apply your assignments in your natural work environment or to complete them during times that do not interfere with your other responsibilities.

    My “door” is always open. Come to me anytime you have questions, want to discuss the course, or just to talk about music therapy. I remember while I was in clinical practice, and the only music therapist at the facility, wanting other “like minds” to talk with

    about our profession.

    I look forward to guiding you as you advance your knowledge and skills.

Sincerely,

Chesley Mercado, Ed.D., MT-BC

    Chair of Music Therapy

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    Music Therapy Faculty

    Chesley S. Mercado, Ed.D., MT-BC

    Associate Professor & Chair of Music Therapy

    Georgia College & State University

    Campus Box 067

    Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

    chesley.mercado@gcsu.edu

    Office: Health Sciences, Room 132

    Telephone: 478-445-2645

    Fax: 478-445-2645

    Douglas Keith, Ph.D., MT-BC Associate Professor of Music Therapy Georgia College & State University

    Campus Box 067

    Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

    Office: Health Sciences, Room 133

    Telephone: 478-445-2123

    Fax: 478-445-2645

Vicky Robinson, MS, MT-BC

    Instructor of Music Therapy Georgia College & State University

    Campus Box 067

    Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

    Office: Health Sciences, Room 134

    Telephone: 478-445-2264

    Fax: 478-445-2645

    MUSIC THERAPY STAFF

    Phillis Brown, Administrative Assistant

    Room 130

    Telephone: 478-445-2264

    Fax: 478-445-2645

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    Master of Music Therapy Degree Program (MMT)

    Mission Statement

    The Master of Music Therapy degree program prepares students as clinicians, scholars, and leaders in the profession of Music Therapy by providing theoretical, research and practical base for meeting the changing needs of clientele.

    Philosophy

    Graduate education provides the opportunity to acquire an advanced theoretical, research, and practical base for meeting the changing needs, nationally and internationally, of the people served by music therapists.

    Students may choose to focus on a specific area of concentration or choose a general track of study. The program is offered in an asynchronous learning format designed specifically to meet the needs of music therapists whose practice, family, or other life commitments may preclude the possibility of study on a full-time basis in a fixed time and geographic place. By means of online education, teleconferencing, and videoconferencing, this program permits the establishment of virtual collaborative learning communities not limited by geographic constraints. Periodic on-campus visits are mandatory as part of the degree program.

    Accreditation and Affiliations

    The Master of Music Therapy Degree Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

    Areas of Concentration

    Developmental Disabilities and Special Education

    Mental/Physical Health

    Women’s Issues

    Multicultural/International

    General/ Administration

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MASTER OF MUSIC THERAPY (M.M.T.)

    The Master of Music Therapy degree advances students from competencies achieved in undergraduate studies to competencies which are in-depth, analytic, interdisciplinary, and global. The program prepares students as clinicians, scholars, and leaders in the profession of Music Therapy. Graduate education provides the opportunity to acquire an advanced theoretical, research, and practical base for meeting the changing needs, nationally and internationally, of the people served by Music Therapists. Students may choose to focus on a specific area of concentration. The program is offered in an asynchronous learning format designed specifically to meet the needs of music therapists whose practice, family, or other life commitments may preclude the possibility of study on a full-time basis in a fixed time and geographic place. By means of on line education, teleconferencing and videoconferencing, this program permits the establishment of virtual collaborative learning communities not limited by geographic constraints. On-campus visits twice per semester and one intensive summer residency are mandatory as part of the degree program.

ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATIONS

    The Master of Music Therapy Degree Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

CHANGE IN TUITION RATE:

    All students accepted in the Master of Music Therapy Program are eligible for in-state tuition. (This does not apply to Equivalency students.)

REGULAR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Depending on the admission test one selects, the following formula is used to determine eligibility for regular admission:

    ; GRE score (verbal + quantitative) + [GPA (upper division) X 100] = 1200

    or more

    ; MAT score (minimum 385) + [GPA (upper division) X 100] = 700 or more In addition to meeting the formula for admission, applicants must:

    ; Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

    ; In person or video interview and audition (submitted with application).

    ; Have completed a bachelor’s degree in music therapy, including an

     internship in an approved program, or have completed a degree

     equivalency program, including an internship in an approved program.

    ; Show evidence of certification with the CBMT or evidence of completion of

     internship.

    ; Provide 2 letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional

     references

    ; Have access to a computer with Internet connection. Due to rapid

     changes, specific computer system requirements will be specified upon

     acceptance.

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     If taking the GRE after August 2011, the following regular admission requirements apply:

    ; GRE score (Verbal & Qualitative) + [GPA (upper division) x 100] = 620

     or more (40 points)

    ; Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. (20 points)

    ;