Music Therapy (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)

Apply NowFrequently Asked Questions

Program Title

Along with the Music Therapy (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate), the Music department also offers the following options for graduate study: Music with a concentration in CompositionMusic with a concentration in Music EducationMusic with a concentration in Music TherapyMusic with a concentration in Performance, Music (Combined BMu/MAT), a certificate in Music Education, and a certificate in Music Therapy.

Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate School requires the equivalent of a US Bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the application page for international students to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.

Application Checklist

In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all of corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Submit Online Application: Please create your online account by following the general application instructions (link) and pay the non-refundable $60 application fee. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.

The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Music Therapy (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate) program:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Essays/Personal Statement – Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions:
    • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
    • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career?
    • Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
    • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two
  • Standardized Test Scores: GRE (see test waiver policies)
  • International Students: The TOEFL is required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language (TOEFL Waiver Rules). Moreover, International students must have their transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator. Please check this page for more information.
  • Portfolio:
  • Online Work Sample:
  • Resume:
  • Slideroom:
  • Auditions:
  • Interview/Portfolio Review:
Contact Us

If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
Fax: 973-655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact:
Program Coordinator: Dr. Brian Abrams
Chapin Hall
Telephone: 973‑655‑3458