Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

MUST - Music Therapy

MUST 5000 Music Therapists & Technology

Prerequisite: Admission in the Master of Music Therapy Degree Program or permission of the instructor. This on-line distance education course provides the student with an overview of the use of technology in the field of music therapy and practical applications for clinical practice, research, communication, and presentation.

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MUST 5110 Gndr/Cltrl Iss Crtve Arts Ther

This on-line course examines gender and cultural issues facing music therapists and other creative arts therapists during the therapeutic process and the impact of different race, culture, age, sexual orientation, or nationality in the lives of therapists and consumers. On-line. Prerequisite: Admission into Master of Music Therapy degree program or permission of instructor.

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MUST 5120 Qualitative Research

Prerequisite: Admission into Master of Music Therapy degree program or permission of instructor. This course introduces students to the philosophy and methods of qualitative (naturalist, postpositivist) research in the creative arts therapies. Students explore a topic from the qualitative paradigm and design a research study in an area of interest, planning for all stages of data gathering, analysis, and interpretation. On-line

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MUST 5130 Quantitative Research

Prerequisite: Admission into Master of Music Therapy degree program or permission of instructor. This course examines issues and skills in quantitative research in the creative arts therapies, including a critical review of literature, designing a study, analyzing and interpreting existing literature, and ethical issues in research. On-line.

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MUST 5210 Music & the Excep Child

Focuses on the identification and basic techniques of teaching exceptional students in the regular classroom and examines special uses of music with students.

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MUST 5300A Grad Sem In Spec Top in Mus Th

Prerequisite: Admission in the Master of Music Therapy Degree Program or approval of instructor is required. This course will explore pertinent topics and contemporary issues in music therapy and related areas. A specific focus will be determined prior to each course.

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MUST 5400 MT Graduate Equivalency Skills

Prerequisite: Master of Music Therapy students without a bachelor's degree in music therapy or equivalency. This on-line hybrid course augments the equivalency core music therapy courses using intensive practice in specific skill areas. these areas include music foundations, mjsic therapy theory and practice, and exceptionalities.

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MUST 5410 Leadership, Supervision & Mgmt

Prerequisite: Admission in the Master of Music Therapy Degree Program or approval of instructor. On line delivery. The course Leadership, Supervision, and Management in Music Therapy will examine the components of effective leadership and administration of creative arts therapy departments or other healthcare agencies. Foundational and theoretical concepts will be discussed. Concepts will be practiced in experiential exercises. Applications for current employment will be explored.

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MUST 5600A Ind Study in Music Therapy

Prerequisite: Admission in the Master of Music Therapy Degree program and approval of instructor: This course will provide students the opportunity to explore a specific topic or area in music therapy independently. A clinical, academic or research project may be chosen. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 5600B Ind Study in Music Therapy

Prerequisite: Admission in the Master of Music Therapy Degree program and approval of instructor: This course will provide students the opportunity to explore a specific topic or area in music therapy independently. A clinical, academic or research project may be chosen. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 5600C Ind Study in Music Therapy

Prerequisite: Admission in the Master of Music Therapy Degree program and approval of instructor: This course will provide students the opportunity to explore a specific topic or area in music therapy independently. A clinical, academic or research project may be chosen. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 5980 In'tl Topics in Music Therapy

This course will explore music therapy outside of the United States. Travel to a specific country or territory will be mandatory. The course content will be the history of music therapy in the country, populations served, and techniques both musically and clinically.

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MUST 6000 MT Collegiate Teach & Supervis

Prerequisite: Graduation from an accredited undergraduate music therapy program or equivalency completed. This on-line course will explore trends in higher education, course design, methodology, technology, assessment and evaluation of courses for undergraduate preparation of music therapists. Models of supervision of students and best practices in acaemic and clinical settings will be investigated.

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MUST 6010 MT Advanced Graduate Practicum

Prerequisite: Graduation from and accredited undergraduate music therapy program or equivalency completed. This clinical on-line course will use advanced music skills, verbal skills, and documentation skills to complete clinical experiences with community consumers. On-line supervision by Music Therapy graduate faculty will be individual or in groups. Each credit = 40 clock hours.

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MUST 6140 Self-Experience in Mus Therapy

Course provides use of music and other creative media to explore roles, feelings, and actions in music therapy settings.

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MUST 6200 Ethics in Creative Arts Ther

An examination of legal and ethical issues that affect creative arts therapists, including confidentiality, roles, values, scope of pratice, and professional conflicts.

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MUST 6300 Graduate Clinical Improv

An intensive course for graduate students in music therapy focusing on clinical improvisation; its purposes, methods, experiences, and models. Students analyze existing models of music therapy and focus specifically on the process of clinical improvisation: how clinical improvisation helps clients, and what clinicians can learn from the process and the product.

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MUST 6400 Community MT Foundations

This course is an in-depth focus on the topic of community music therapy. Students will explore and apply theories and practices in the classroom and community settings.

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MUST 6450 Music Therapy Models

A survey of models of music thearpy, including method-based, outcome-based, process-based, and context-based models.

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MUST 6490 Comp Exam in Music Therapy

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all academic coursework for the Master of Music Therapy Degree Program. This written examination is mandatory after the completion of all academic course requirements and prior to approval to begin MUST 6500 or MUST 6600. It measures specific and general comprehension of theory and practice in Music Therapy.

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MUST 6500 Graduate Clinical Project

Approval of the Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Music Therapy. This course is a clinical alternative to the thesis. Students will develop and implement a clinical music therapy program of extensive and intensive nature at a community facility. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 6600 Music Therapy Thesis

Approval of the Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Music Therapy. An individual research study in which the student presents an original research idea, surveys the literature, formulates a specific research problem statement, designs the research methodology, collects and analyzes the results, and submits the results in a comprehensive written report. Directed by a major professor in music therapy. This course is repeatable for credit.

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MUST 6610 Thesis/Project Defense

Prerequisites: MUST 6500 or MUST 6600. This oral presentation, in conjunction with a written final document, will be presented to a committee chosen by the student. Please see Program Description for the composition of the committee.

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