Top universities offering graduate degree programs in music therapy:

Appalachian State University
- The Master of Music Therapy degree is designed to prepare board-certified or board-eligible music therapists for advanced music therapy practice.
- This degree is designed to meet the standards established by the American Music Therapy Association and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for the Master of Music Therapy degree.
- Applicants must have completed a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

New York University
- NYU Steinhardt offers a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy.
- The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and upon graduation qualifies a student to apply for national certification in music therapy (MT-BC). The program is also approved by the New York State Education Department and qualifies the student for licensure in Creative Arts Therapy (LCAT) after graduation and 1500 hours of post graduate supervised practice.

Colorado State University
- The University has a nationally known Master’s of Music Therapy program with skilled and expert faculty.
- The Master of Music in Music Therapy provides advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy for Board Certified Music Therapists (or international equivalent).
- The program is designed to be completed in three years.

University of the Pacific
- Initiated in 1939, the music therapy program at the University of the Pacific is one of the oldest in the United States.
- Students can pursue the Master of Arts in Music Therapy degree. Graduate Assistantship scholarships and part-time employment opportunities may be available for Board-Certified Music Therapists.
- The Conservatory of Music is a charter member of the NASM and was the first accredited professional school of music in the western United States. The music therapy programs are accredited by the AMTA.

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