Graduate Equivalency Program in Music Therapy

The Graduate Equivalency Program in Music Therapy (GEP-MT) requires undergraduate coursework distributed into the categories listed below. Your Music Therapy advisor will examine your undergraduate transcripts and determine which courses can be considered as completed and will help you determine your course of study. A list of all course offerings can be found on the Schedule of Classes. To track progress, please download the degree progress check-sheet (.pdf).

Contact Information

Area Coordinator: Cindy Colwell,, 785-864-9635

Graduate Student Academic Services:


Music Therapy Graduate Equivalency Program (GEP)

Natural Science (3 hours)

BIOL 240: Fund. of Human Anatomy3  

Behavioral Science (12 hours)

Six credits of behavioral science electives were chosen with advisor consent from fields such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, special education, human development, speech & audiology, motor/psychomotor development & behavior, & educational psychology. Fairly open consideration determined by advisor

PSYC 104Gen. Psychology3  
PSYC 350Abnormal Psychology3  

Music Theory & Composition  (16 hours)

MTHC 105Theory I 3Fall 
MTHC 106Aural Skills I 1Fall 
MTHC 115Theory II3Spring 
MTHC 116Aural Skills II1Spring 
MTHC 205Theory III4Fall 
MTHC 315Theory IV (1-see program notes)4Spring 

Musicology (9 hours)

MUSC 320Music His I3Fall 
MUSC 440Music His III3Fall 
MUSC 480Music His IV3Spring 

Piano Skills  (2-5 hours)

Students with no prior piano experience should take (PIAN 144-288)

PIAN 144Elementary Keyboard Skills I (if needed, 1 credit hour, remedial)   
PIAN 148Elementary Keyboard Skills II1  
PIAN 284Intermediate Keyboard Skills I2  
PIAN 288Intermediate Keyboard Skills II2  
Students with major performance medium of Piano or Organ will only take PIAN 310
PIAN 310Advanced Keyboard Skills2  

Ensembles (7 semesters)

Seven hours of ensembles representing seven semesters of participation, including experience in small ensembles. A minimum of five should be in large ensembles.


Applied Music Lessons (14 hours)

Two credit hours each semester/term (B- or higher as per the applied division requirement)

            121             321 
            121             321 
            221             422 (3 - see program notes) 

Performance Techniques (3 hours)

MEMT 112PM: Percussion (2 - see program notes)1  
MEMT 117PM: Voice (2)1  
MEMT 119PM: Guitar (2)1  

Conducting/Rehearsal Skills (2 hours)

MEMT 246Conducting (2 - see program notes)1  
MEMT 338Reh/CondCl: Nontrad Ens (2)1  

Music Therapy Professional (21 hours)

MEMT 150Intro to Mus Therapy (1,2 - see program notes)3  
MEMT 196Grp Ldrshp Skls in MT (2,4)2  
MEMT 250Hmn Mscl Lrn & Dev (2)2  
MEMT 251Clin Tech for Children (1,2)3  
MEMT 296Clin Tech for Adults (2)3  
MEMT 463Infl of Mus on Beh I (2)3  
MEMT 464Music in Therapy (2)3  
MEMT 586Sem MT Prof Dev I (2)1  
MEMT 587Sem MT Prof Dev II (2)1  

Clinical Practicum (6 hours)

>Graduate Equivalency Program students will complete Clinical Musicianship Assessment (prior to enrolling in MEMT 396), Clinical Musicianship Portfolio (at the conclusion of each semester of MEMT 396), and Intern Pre-Assessment (prior to final semester in MEMT 396)

MEMT 396Clinical Practicum (2 - see program notes)2  
MEMT 396Clinical Practicum (2)2  
MEMT 396Clinical Practicum (2)2  

Clinical Musicianship Assessment Process

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Clinical Musicianship Assessment ProcessTerm
Clinical Musicianship Assessment   
Clinical Musicianship Portfolio   
Internship Pre-Assessment    




Clinical Internship (2 hours)




MEMT 596Clinical Internship (2 - see program notes)2  




Program Notes

(1) Course Criteria for Admission to Professional Sequence

(2) Requires grade of "B" or better

(3) Applied lessons 422 requires senior 1/2 recital

(4) Course may be waived with advisor approval