Student Perspectives

Use music to improve quality of life in New York City and beyond. Music Therapy at NYU Steinhardt prepares you to develop your love for music into work for social good. Learn how to use music to advance health-related goals through: 

  • Lectures and workshops presented by leading music psychotherapists
  • A rich pool of hands-on clinical internships in the New York City area at hospitals; shelters; drug rehabilitation centers; prisons; and special facilities for the homeless, elderly, developmentally disabled, and terminally ill
  • Small classes and individualized instruction
  • A program within NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts, which exposes you to a spectrum of music-related opportunities
  • Access to the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy, where you can actively engage with innovative clinical and research practices
  • American Music Therapy Association–approved coursework that fulfills the academic requirements for board certification in music therapy (MT-BC) through the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and licensure as a creative arts therapist (LCAT)

Our internationally recognized faculty are active clinicians who continue to innovate and learn in the field. Their up-to-the-minute experience guides their instruction, which equips you to succeed long after graduation.