Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    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.

    School Overview

    Colorado State University's online and distance programs provide quality education that moves with students wherever they are. CSU Online offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are regionally accredited, and taught by the same faculty who teach on campus. They also offer certificates, badges, and individual courses to help students reach personal and career goals.


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