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

CSU's online music therapy degree 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.

Earn your master’s in music therapy online

Advance your career as a music therapist with CSU’s nationally recognized online music therapy degree. 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 master’s in music therapy online at your own pace and still maintain full-time employment. The program requires only one on-campus session.

A neurological approach to music therapy

Develop your skills as a music therapist by focusing on neurological techniques that promote changes in cognitive, sensorimotor, speech and language, and psychosocial functioning. Develop 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.

CSU’s faculty incorporate their innovative research and clinical work into online courses, ensuring your experience is practical and up-to-date. You will learn the leading industry practices from faculty specializing in areas that include:

  • Neuroscience research applied to music therapy
  • The use of technology in clinical settings
  • Music therapy percussion pedagogy
  • Cognitive and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders

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