Music Therapy Master of Music (M.M.) – Music Therapy Specialization

Degree Overview

CSU's online music therapy master's helps you connect with others, learn about important research developments in the field, and apply music in a more systematic way, to reenergize and enhance your practice as a music therapist.

Advance your career as a music therapist with our nationally recognized master's degree program in music therapy. Through your course of study, you will learn how to use music as a form of therapy to address the physical, psychological, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.

  • Expand your background in neurological sciences, music, and research.
  • 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.
  • Earn your music therapy degree at your own pace and still maintain full-time employment. The program requires only one on-campus session.

You will develop your skills as a music therapist, with focus on neurological techniques that promote changes in cognitive, sensorimotor, speech and language, and psychosocial functioning. This degree develops your use of music therapy techniques to:

  • Rehabilitate individuals with neurologic disease and disorders
  • Maintain functioning with older adults
  • Improve the communication, academic performance, and social skills of children with disabilities
  • Promote cognition and enhance memory
  • Facilitate motor development in children with disabilities
  • Improve treatment outcomes

What Next?

  • On-campus option

    The School of Music, Theatre and Dance also offers a Master of Music (M.M.) in Music which can be completed on campus in Fort Collins, CO.