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Dual Degree: Master of Science in Counseling and Master Music Therapy

Why a dual degree in counseling and music therapy?

The MT - Counseling dual degree offers graduates greater variation in career options, the opportunity to study the mental health service delivery system from a wider perspective and clinical experiences that enhance each program's practical training efforts. Music therapy students will be eligible for licensure as clinical mental health counselors, and Counseling students will obtain a whole new collection of intervention strategies to add to their clinical skills. Studying mental health from two different perspectives deepens the students’ understanding of the field while making them far more attractive to potential employers. Simply stated, the Music Therapy – Counseling dual degree is a “win – win” opportunity.

View application and tuition information about the M.S.C./M.M.T. dual degree

Degree Requirements

The total number of credits for the dual degree is 75 credits.  Individually taken, the two degrees would require 94 credits of graduate work.  Pursuing the dual degree provides for a reduction of 19 graduate credits.  The dual degree allows for courses in one program to count as electives or required courses in the other degree program. Without an undergraduate degree in Music Therapy, students will need to complete 24-32 hours of equivalency credits. 

Loyola University New Orleans

Dual Degree Plan

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Music Therapy

Degree Plan Course Listing (DPCL) 2018-2019

Name:

Course Number

Title

 

 

 

 

COUNSELING PRIMARY COURSES (17 HRS.):                                           

 

Hours

Semester

CNSLA702

Research and Statistical Methods in Counseling

 

3

 

CNSLA704

Research Writing Lab  

 

1

 

CNSLA706

Philosophy and Counseling

 

3

 

CNSLA830

Counseling Theories

 

3

 

CNSLA835

Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling

 

3

 

CNSLA836

Individual Counseling Skills Lab

 

1

 

CNSLA864

Ethics in Individual, Marriage, and Family Counseling

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REQUIRED COUNSELING COURSES (31 HRS.):

 

 

 

CNSLA725

Lifespan Development

 

3

 

CNSLA776

Clinical Assessment and Psychometrics

 

3

 

CNSLA840

Group Counseling

 

1

 

CNSLA843

Group Counseling Skills Lab

 

3

 

CNSLA841

Career Counseling

 

3

 

CNSLA842 

Multicultural Counseling

 

3

 

CNSLA855

Diagnostics in Counseling

 

3

 

CNSLA863

Fundamentals of Practicum and Internship

 

3

 

CNSLA865

Counseling Practicum

 

3

 

CNSLA866

Counseling Internship

 

3

 

CNSLA866

Counseling Internship II

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coursework

Music Therapy students who enter the joint M.S.C./M.M.T. degree program should register for CNSL A865

 

 

REQUIRED MUSIC THERAPY COURSES (17 HRS.):

 

 

 

MUTY M718

Music Therapy Theories

 

2

 

MUTY 704

Music Therapy Supervision

 

2

 

MUTY 705

Advanced Music Psychotherapy Models

 

3

 

MUTY 706

Music Therapy in Medicine

 

3

 

NURS G905

Ethics & Social Justice

 

3

 

MUGN 810

Thesis or Scholary Project

 

2

 

MUTY M703

Advanced Practicum

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUTY REPLACEMENTS FOR CNSL ELECTIVES (10 HRS.):

 

 

 

 

Students may select courses from the following areas:  MUTY Music Therapy,MUGN General Music, MUED Music Education, or MUJZ Jazz Studies.