Music Therapy

Music Therapy Mission


Mission Statement


 The masters program in Music Therapy educates students for specialized careers in music psychotherapy and for leadership roles in the field. The Program's advanced coursework, clinical training, and individualized supervision are designed to prepare every student for national certification in music therapy (MT-BC) and licensure as a Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT). Our faculty is especially diverse in experience and expertise, accommodating an increasingly international student community. Our Program is deeply engaged with the multicultural resources of New York City, both artistic and intellectual, facilitating a genuinely global educational experience.


The mission of New York University is to be an international center of scholarship, teaching and research defined by a culture of academic excellence and innovation. That mission involves retaining and attracting outstanding faculty, encouraging them to create programs that draw the best students, having students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields, and shaping an intellectually rich environment for faculty and students inside and outside the classroom. In reaching for excellence NYU seeks to take academic and cultural advantage of its location in New York City and to embrace diversity among faculty, staff and students to ensure the widest possible range of perspectives, including international perspectives, in the educational experience.


NYU Steinhardt advances knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of human learning, culture, development, and well-being. Through research and education, both within and across disciplines, the School's faculty and students evaluate and redefine processes, practices, and policies in their respective fields and, from a global as well as a community perspective, lead in an ever-changing world.