Music Therapy PhD

2:1Student to faculty ratio

7nearby hospitals ideal for research and clinicals

1the first fully-online music therapy PhD program


The Master of Science in music therapy program at Herron School of Art and Design at IU Indianapolis is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), requiring routine self-evaluation to meet evolving quality standards.  The music therapy curriculum is also approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

I'm excited that we're creating music therapists who are going to be able to innovate [and who] are going to be able to create entirely new pathways for music therapy.

Meganne Masko, Music Therapy Program Director
IU Health
Carl Tatz Design

Music therapy helps bridge the gap

Through initial treatment and a stem cell transplant, Bridgewater looked forward to spending time with Riley Hospital music therapist, Caitlin Krater (MS music therapy '15).

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Herron Facilities

As a music therapy major, you will complete music technology courses in state of the art production studios and collaborative lab spaces. Music therapy students have access to all Herron art and design studio and lab facilities. 

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Amanda Henley

Amanda Henley

Visiting Lecturer

Meganne Masko

Meganne Masko

Associate Professor

Natasha Thomas

Natasha Thomas

Assistant Professor

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