Center for Arts in Medicine

Music In Medicine

Undergraduate Certificate in Music in Medicine

The Center for Arts in Medicine, in conjunction with the School of Music, offers this certificate as an opportunity for students to explore the intersections between music and health and professional opportunities for engaging both disciplines.

The certificate recognizes special competency and achievement related to research and practical application of music in healthcare and health-related settings.  Students who fufill the requirements for the certificate gain unique life experience and capabilities.  This certificate, recognizing these special skills, can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options.  

Requirements and Prerequisites: To qualify for the Music in Medicine certificate, the student must attain a 3.0 average in all courses included in the certificate curriculum within six months of graduation. There are two tracks for this certificate: clinical and research. Students interested in the clinical track must demonstrate a minimum intermediate level proficiency on their primary instrument, as demonstrated by completion of or enrollment in a 2000 level studio course and an audition.  

Required Courses

  • HUM 2592: Introduction to Arts in Medicine in a Global Context, 3 credits
  • IDH 3931: Music and Health, 3 credits
  • MUN 1000/3000: Music ensemble, 3 credits
  • HUM 3940L: Arts in Medicine Practicum 1, 2 credits
  • HUM 4594: Music in Medicine Capstone, 1 credit

All music ensemble course work must be arranged with the permission of the School of Music Coordinator.

Application Procedures

Students interested in obtaining the Undergraduate Certificate in Music in Medicine should apply to the program by their junior year. Students from any major may apply to the program, but must complete at least 50% of certificate requirements after they have been accepted into the program.The application process includes:

  • Completion of the online application (please notify Ferol Carytsas at when you submit the application)
  • Submission of a one-page personal statement and two letters of recommendation to the undergraduate advisor
  • An interview with the advisor and/or Center for Arts in Medicine director

Application Deadlines:  Applications are accepted November 1-April 30. Students will receive notification in early June.

Contact the Undergraduate Advisor, Ferol Carytsas at to schedule an initial meeting to discuss requirements.

Application Deadlines
November 01, 2019
Application deadline for Fall 2020
Transfer Students
March 01, 2019
Application deadline for
Summer B or Fall 2019

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