Music Therapy Graduate Assistantships

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Graduate Assistantships are available each academic year in the Music Therapy program at the Frost School of Music.

Important Role

Graduate assistants play an important role in the Frost School Music Therapy program by helping to teach undergraduate courses in music therapy and by providing clinical supervision to undergraduate students in their practicum placements. Assistants may also work with music therapy faculty on various projects, such as recruitment, research, and social media management. One coveted assistantship position involves clinical and supervision duties at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a facility specializing in pediatric medical care.

Ultimately, a position as a graduate assistant is designed to provide the individual with valuable experience as needed for future career opportunities.

Application Requirements

Applicants to the graduate degree programs in music therapy are automatically considered for a Graduate Assistantship. Assistantships are given to students pursuing either the Master of Music degree in Music Therapy or the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education, with Music Therapy Emphasis. Students in the Master of Music degree in Music Therapy with Undergraduate Equivalency degree are eligible beginning their second year in the program.

All music therapy curricula at the Frost School are founded in the research and clinical paradigm known as Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). Students who already have a background in NMT are welcome to apply, as are students who have trained in different backgrounds.

In addition to completing graduate admissions requirements to the Frost School, applicants must complete an interview in-person or via Skype in order to demonstrate clinical and musical skills. The interview will also cover the applicant’s abilities in research and teaching.

Graduate assistant awards include partial or full-tuition scholarship plus a monthly stipend during the academic year.

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