University of Evansville Ranked Among the Top 50 Best Affordable Colleges for Music Therapy

Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020

The University of Evansville has been ranked among the top 50 best affordable colleges for music therapy degree programs. The ranking comes from Affordable Schools and was published on the organization's website in January.

The compilation and ranking of schools was created by using the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator database. Affordable Schools considered programs based on tuition costs, student-to-faculty ratio, and educational outcomes. Points were assigned for each of the categories to build the final list of 50 schools from across the nation.

"This recognition for our music therapy program demonstrates the University's commitment to both academic excellence and affordability," said Kenneth Steinsultz, co-chair of the Department of Music at UE. "This program provides great value to students, as they can experience small class sizes, hands-on learning, and a high-quality education, all while maintaining affordability."

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree at the University of Evansville trains students to use music therapy methodology and interventions to address an individual's physical, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive needs. This profession is a growing field in the healthcare industry that has been proven to help patients regain speech, improve motor function, develop communication capabilities, and more.

Students in UE's music therapy program will prepare for a career through behavioral and music courses, as well as music therapy-specific classes that include Psychology of Music and Introduction to Improvisational Methods. Before graduating, students will complete a six-month internship to apply classroom knowledge to real-life scenarios. A music therapy and music education double major is also available, and this route is for students interested in combining their skills and talents to be a therapist and teacher. Visit evansville.edu/majors/music to learn more.

"Becoming a music therapist is a transformative experience for students," said Demian Kogutek, director of music therapy at UE. "Music therapy majors not only learn about the music therapy process, but also about the clients with whom we work and the overall importance of music in the community."

Affordable Schools is an online resource guide that highlights the best, high quality, affordable online and traditional colleges and degree programs. As a leading higher education resource, Affordable Schools provides profiles of a large number of public and private institutions with solid academic reputations. You can read the full article about music therapy programs online.

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