Music Therapy

Lift Spirits. Strengthen Minds. Empower Populations. Through a Degree in Music Therapy

Valparaiso University is currently accepting students for the Music Therapy Bachelor’s Program now accepting students for the Fall of 2020.

This program adds yet another dimension to Valpo’s thriving music curricula, offering a professional degree in a field expected to see 12 percent growth over the next seven years.
The Music Therapy Bachelor’s degree prepares students for national Board Certification and is accredited through the American Music Therapy Association. The curriculum is built upon a strong music core, supplemented by 20-25 credits of music therapy-specific coursework, including supervised field experiences.

Why Study Music Therapy?
Music therapists bring hope, healing, recovery, support and beauty through music to the most vulnerable in society. Working in settings ranging from mental health clinics to religious institutions to prisons, music therapists draw from integrative and evidence-based approaches to address the physical, spiritual, psychological, cognitive and social needs of individuals.

Music Therapy is where compassion meets art and science. A degree in this allied health profession empowers you to change the lives of individuals and catapults you to serve as a global leader.

Graduates Will Be Able To:

  • Impact communities far and wide through work in a variety of settings, ranging from general and psychiatric hospitals to nursing homes to schools.
  • Use their musical talents in service of others, giving greater meaning to their passion and building a sense of purpose and integrity.
  • Contribute to the music therapy body of knowledge through creation and implementation of research

Contact Us

For more information about the music therapy program at Valparaiso University, please contact Dr. Sangeeta Swamy at or 219.464.5431.

Learn about Music Therapy

For more information about music therapy, visit the American Music Therapy Association website at