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Application Submission and Assessment

Applications to the Master of Music Therapy program are due Jan. 15 for first consideration.

Please note, your application should be complete (OUAC application completed and supplemental documents submitted) by this date. CASPer Test results do not need to be submitted by Jan. 15, please refer to the CASPer website for deadlines. Please apply through OUAC early as the process normally takes a few weeks. Referees are granted two weeks to complete their references, regardless of when you apply.

Visit our Graduate Admissions Toolkit for more information about applying.

Application Checklist

After you have submitted your OUAC application, paid the non-refundable application fee, and Laurier has received your application, you'll receive an email from advising you to upload the additional required documentation to Laurier’s Online Viewing system.

An application for admission to Laurier's Master of Music Therapy program must include:

  • The Application Summary, which is generated after you complete your OUAC application (log back in to OUAC to retrieve it).
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • A completed statement of intent.
  • A résumé of your academic and work experience. Include a history of your publication and scholarly paper activity and any other information you feel will interest the admissions committee.
  • A sample of your scholarly writing (10-20 pages in length). This may be a paper written for a senior undergraduate course.
  • Completed reference forms. Three references (two academic and one professional) are required. Note: Reference forms are electronically submitted to Laurier by the referee and do not need to be uploaded.
  • Completion of the CASPer TestNote: You must take the CASPer Test on a date available to Wilfrid Laurier University applicants.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential to graduate studies at Laurier. Applicants whose language of instruction during their previous postsecondary education was not in English must submit evidence of proficiency in English. If applicable, results from accepted testing services must be uploaded to Laurier’s Online Viewing system.

Audition and Interview

Students considered for admission on the basis of the application package will be contacted by Feb. 20 to establish a date and time for an audition and interview. A $50 audition fee must be submitted if chosen for an audition.

You will be asked to perform:

  • Two contrasting pieces (Grade 10 RCM level) on your major instrument (at least one from the Classical repertoire). The pieces can be chosen from different historical periods (e.g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, 20th or 21st century). If a sonata is chosen only one movement is required. Memory is optional.
  • A piano piece (Grade 6 RCM level) if piano is not your major instrument.
  • A song, accompanied on either piano or guitar (e.g. own composition, meaningful song or arranged song). The song can be from any genre including popular, folk or jazz. If the song is not in English, provide a translation.
  • An improvisation on your major instrument. Musical and referential ideas will be provided at the audition.
  • A piece performed on a secondary instrument (optional).

Your interview will discuss your interest in graduate music therapy studies and knowledge of relevant music therapy topics.

Out-of-province and international students can audition/interview through Skype.


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