Student Opportunities

Research Assistantships

Depending on available funding, the Center offers research assistantships, student hourly positions, and work-study jobs support to qualified graduate students.

Lab Placements

The Center serves as a state-of-the-art teaching lab for graduate and undergraduate music therapy students during their training in Neurologic Music Therapy. The Center also offers its lab resources to support graduate thesis and dissertation research in music therapy and other departments. Placements to graduate students as part of the lab rotations in the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Neuroscience Program and Biomedical Engineering Program are also available.

Graduate Studies in Neurologic Music Therapy

Colorado State University offers an in-residence Master’s and Master’s equivalency program (for those with degrees in other music emphasis such as education, performance, etc). In addition, an online Master’s is available for board-certified clinicians (MT-BC). The degree is designed to make the graduate degree more feasible for the working clinician or other individuals interested in obtaining an advanced degree in a reasonable amount of time. The Master of Music in Music Therapy degree from CSU will advance your knowledge of NMT theory and practice and expand your skills and knowledge to use music within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, psychological, cognitive and social needs of individuals. Students gain knowledge of neurological sciences, music, research and evidence-based practice to expand the depth and breadth of their clinical skills in advanced and specialized fields.

Additional information about the programs can be found at:
Online Plus – Master of Music (M.M.) – Music Therapy Specialization
Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance Graduate Program