Program: Music Therapy Certificate

Program Description

The postbaccalaureate certificate in Music Therapy is specifically designed for those who have already acquired a degree in music and who now want to enter the field of music therapy. The coursework is designed to enable the student to be prepared for a six-month internship leading to sitting for the national Board Certification Exam for Music Therapy. Upon completion of the program the student is awarded the Music Therapy Certificate, which will then allow the student to take the national Board Certification test so the student has the credential to practice music therapy on a national level. The American Music Therapy Association has approved this as an Equivalency Program. Additional information is available at Music Therapy FAQ.

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU, and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements is available from the department. See Notice to Students: Licensure and Certification for more information.


Department of Music
Chair: Lorenz Gamma
Cypress Hall (CY) 116
(818) 677-3181

Program Coordinator: Hilary Yip