Music Education & Music Therapy (MEMT)

Welcome to MEMT

Music Education and Music Therapy at KU are recognized as among the finest music preparatory programs in the world. Degrees are offered at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels, with graduate licensure and master’s equivalency programs also available. 

What is MEMT? 

MEMT is the acronym for the Division of Music Education & Music Therapy within the KU School of Music. Although one division, Music Education and Music Therapy are two distinct areas, each with their own objectives, courses of study, and student outcomes.

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Music Education

Music Education prepares students for careers elementary and secondary music classroom instruction, ensemble direction, applied studio instruction, and advanced scholarship. Coursework focuses on band, strings, choral and general music education.

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy at the University of Kansas has the longest running music therapy program in the country. Students prepare for careers in diverse clinical settings including medical and rehabilitation hospitals, mental health centers, schools, correctional facilities, hospice programs, and private practice.

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Dissertation & Thesis Abstract Catalog

Experience the MEMT Legacy!
View MEMT graduate students' dissertation and thesis abstracts from 1946 to present day.