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Master of Music in Music Therapy

Program Details

The Master of Music in Music Therapy degree from Colorado State University advances your knowledge of neurologic music therapy (NMT) theory and practice and expands your skills to use music within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, psychological, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. You gain knowledge of neurological sciences, music, research, and evidence-based practice to expand the depth and breadth of your clinical skills in advanced and specialized fields. The degree prepares students to use a variety of evidence-based techniques to address sensorimotor, speech and language, cognitive, and psychosocial behavior. Learn to work with people who have neurological disorders such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Autism, developmental disorders, and multiple sclerosis. You will also learn how to develop treatment programs for your patients that involve singing, listening, creating, and moving to music. Coursework is delivered online, through streaming video, and on-campus. Three extended weekend on-campus visits (Thursday through Sunday), one each year, are required to complete the program.


One four-day, on-campus component required at Fort Collins, Co. Bachelor's degree in music therapy from a regionally-accredited institution (no exceptions allowed). Board certification in music therapy (or international equivalent). Statement of professional goals. Writing sample. Music audition. 3 letters of recommendation. Official transcripts.

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission