WELCOME to the Department of Music Therapy
- Empowering students by training them in the therapeutic uses of music that lead to competent music therapy practice.
- Creating knowledge by constructing innovative clinical applications that address contemporary issues inside and outside the classroom.
- Engaging the CSU community through interprofessional education and through support for student health and safety.
- Engaging the larger community through collaborative music therapy services and outreach.
- Shaping our world by graduating students equipped to meet the needs of 21st-century clients and communities.
We will be nationally acclaimed and student-focused, embracing diversity and cultivating music therapists who are competitive, professional leaders in the 21st-century job market.
The Cleveland State music therapy program affiliates with a large variety of community agencies and sites for clinical training in the greater Cleveland area. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in music therapy have been approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
How do we compare? Don't take our word for it, see our Music Therapy undergraduate program in National Rankings:
Cleveland State University's Music Therapy program is in the top 15 on Best Value Schools: https://www.bestvalueschools.org/music-therapy-degrees/
and ranked #4 on Best Counseling Degrees for affordable accredited schools: https://www.bestcounselingdegrees.net/top-affordable-accredited-bachelors-in-music-therapy/
CSU senior Rebekah Smith explains how music therapy is used as a therapeutic tool to treat individuals with cognitive, behavioral, communicative, social/emotional, physical or spiritual needs.