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 advance your practice using music therapy to address the physical, psychological, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. In this program, you will:

  • Expand your background in neuroscience, music, and research.
  • Learn to advance your work with individuals with neurological disease/disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, and mental health needs.
  • Integrate evidence-based practice in different settings including private practice, schools, medical centers, and hospice care.
  • Earn your master’s online at your own pace while maintaining your employment. The program includes a one-time long weekend on campus (4 days in Fort Collins, Colorado in one summer 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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