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Masters Level Entry Considerations

The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) is considering moving the entry level of the profession to the Master's degree. A number of years ago the Education and Training Advisory Board (ETAB) proposed entry level to the profession of music therapy be at the Master's level. ETAB created two advisories on the subject--Master's-Level Entry: Core Consideration and Master's-Level Entry: Moving Forward, which can be found below. In 2012 the AMTA Board of Directors created the MLE Subcommittee to explore the idea of Master’s level entry.

The members of the Master’s Level Entry (MLE) Subcommittee have been presenting at annual and regional AMTA conferences on new information and their progress. The presentations are available below. The Subcommittee members continue to invite your questions and feedback. Feel free to contact any of the subcommittee members with questions or comments: Ron Borczon, Jim Borling, Cynthia Briggs, Jane Creagan, Amy Furman, Michelle Hairston, Marcus Hughes, Bryan Hunter, Ed Kahler, Ronna Kaplan, Eve Montague, Christine Neugebauer, Angie Snell, and Mary Ellen Wylie.

ETAB encourages AMTA members to read these documents and carefully consider the implications this change could have for the profession.  The ETAB invites AMTA members to submit questions and comments on this potential change.  To ask a question or give comments, please email Mary Ellen Wylie at  
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