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Music Therapy Equivalency Certification

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The music therapy equivalency program is a post-baccalaureate program for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in music from a regionally accredited, recognized institution.

Application Process

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Submit Official College/University Transcripts

Please submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from the college/university you attended to the ѨƵ office of admission.*

  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to admit@bw.edu.
  • Paper copies should be sent to:

ѨƵ Office
275 Eastland Road
Berea, OH 44017

*ѨƵ transcripts for current or former students will automatically be obtained by the office of admission at no cost.

Colleges and Universities Attended Outside the United States

Candidates with degrees earned from foreign institutions must have a course-by-course evaluation completed with degree verification by an approved credential evaluation service as part of the ѨƵ application process. ѨƵ has approved the following credential evaluation services: , ,  and . This evaluation must be sent directly to ѨƵ from the credential evaluation service to be considered official.

Provide a Resume

As part of the selection process, please submit a current resume or summary of your work history. The resume may be submitted within the online application, or you may submit it separately to the ѨƵ admission office at graduate@bw.edu.

Your resume or work summary should also include:

  • Academic degrees
  • Musicianship experience
  • Leadership and community involvement
  • Employment history (if applicable)

Complete a Musicianship Assessment

Upon initial application review, eligible candidates may then be invited to complete a musicianship assessment. This assessment will be conducted by the assistant professor of music therapy. During this assessment, candidates will be asked to exhibit their vocal and musical skills by singing and playing an instrument. Candidates will also undergo an interview during their musicianship assessment.

Please note that students cannot move forward to the admission stage without completion of the musicianship assessment.

For further information regarding the musicianship assessment, please contact Kara Caine, assistant professor of music therapy, at (440) 826-3176 or kcaine@bw.edu.

Questions about the admission process? Please contact our ѨƵ Office at (440) 826-8012 or graduate@bw.edu.