University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
65/63 St George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 2Z9

Music - Music and Health Sciences

Program Information
Faculty: School of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Music, Other
Description The field of Music and Health focuses on the multi-faceted intersection of music and health through multi-disciplinary lenses. The core requirements are intended to establish breadth of understanding of the field by providing a cultural, neuroscience, social science, and applied perspective drawing on courses within the existing fields. To expand the understanding and application of music in contexts of health, students in the Music and Health field are encouraged to pursue complimentary disciplinary studies such as neuroscience, psychology, rehabilitation science, including Collaborative Programs such as the programs with which the Faculty of Music is now associated, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, the Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care across the Life Course, or the Collaborative Program in Musculoskeletal Science.
Website: Music - Music and Health Sciences at University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio
Applicants must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree, either in music (or with a musical credential [e.g., ARCT]) or music therapy, plus a field-related master’s degree (e.g., master of music, master of music therapy, master’s degree in a health field such as kinesiology, neuroscience, or speech-language pathology). App​licants must have a standing of B+ or better, from the University of Toronto, or an equivalent degree and standing from another recognized university. An interview with Music and Health faculty members whenever possible. With faculty approval, an assigned essay may be substituted for the interview.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 25, 2017