Music Therapy Student Research

Music therapy students in all four degree programs have the opportunity to engage in research activity. All students take courses in research methods and statistics that focus on locating, reading, and understanding appropriate research literature. Additionally, students develop their own research questions, design research methods, and learn how to analyze data. Overall, student research development is designed to empower critical thinking, depth and integration of knowledge, and curiosity.

At the graduate level, all students are required to complete an independent research project. Masters degree students develop independent research skills by completing either a thesis or clinical project. At the doctoral level, students complete a series of research projects, including a dissertation in which they develop and explore an original research idea. Undergraduate students who are accepted into the Honor 

Completed undergraduate and graduate research projects can be presented at a variety of professional music therapy conferences in state, regional, national, and international venues. When appropriate, student research can also be submitted for publication in research or clinical journals.

Click here for a list of some of the research projects completed by Frost School music therapy students.