School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Major Concentration Specialization

The undergraduate music therapy program is designed to prepare the student to work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, assisted living centers, and in special education settings. The curriculum has a strong emphasis in music, the neurosciences, and psychology.

The master’s degree program in music therapy is intended to provide Board Certified music therapists with advanced training in clinical skills and research. Our curriculum specializes in evidence-based practice and neuroscience of music therapy.

The Ph.D. in Music Therapy emphasizes research and scholarship, as appropriate for the music therapist who aspires to a career in research, college-level teaching, or advanced clinical practice.

Colorado State University is the only university in the central Rocky Mountain region providing undergraduate or graduate education in music therapy.


Graduate Program