Best Colleges for Music Therapy

471

Graduates Per Year

$53K

Average Salary

#287

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

471

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

62

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

286

Social Science Teacher Education

473

287

Music Therapy

471

288

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling

469

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

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Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

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Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Mid East

Montclair State University

By State

Pennsylvania

Immaculata University

By Conference

Atlantic Coast Conference

Florida State University

By School

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as a music therapist, rehab specialist, or music curriculum designer sounds interesting, then a degree in music therapy may just be for you. You could even become a therapist that gets to help patients with the aux!

POPULARITY

Music therapy is the 287th most popular degree in America, with 471 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #288 Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, and narrowly lost to #286 Social Science Teacher Education.

The degree is offered at a total of 62 colleges across the nation, and is the 237th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 2% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that hardly less than two out of every five colleges offering music therapy are public making it a relatively inaccessible field.

The mid east produces the most music therapy graduates, largely led by Montclair State University, while it’s the Atlantic Coast Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Pennsylvania ranks highest, with particular help from Immaculata University and Marywood University.

All that being said, no individual school produces more music therapy graduates than Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, which graduated 43 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study music therapy). More students studied music therapy as a percentage of total students at Immaculata University than any other college.

Good luck finding the right college for you. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Music Therapy list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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Berklee College of Music

#1 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Boston, MA

www.berklee.edu

B

Rating

51%

Acceptance

8,031

Students

# 305

Ranking

$44,360

Tuition

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Queens University of Charlotte

#2 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Charlotte, NC

www.queens.edu

B-

Rating

65%

Acceptance

3,056

Students

# 404

Ranking

$34,438

Tuition

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Marywood University

#3 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Scranton, PA

www.marywood.edu/

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

3,135

Students

# 431

Ranking

$34,154

Tuition

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Molloy College

#4 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Rockville Centre, NY

www.molloy.edu

B+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

8,527

Students

# 288

Ranking

$31,330

Tuition

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Nazareth College

#5 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Rochester, NY

www.naz.edu

B

Rating

64%

Acceptance

3,262

Students

# 360

Ranking

$33,836

Tuition

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University of Evansville

#6 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Evansville, IN

www.evansville.edu/

B+

Rating

71%

Acceptance

2,593

Students

# 232

Ranking

$36,300

Tuition

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Shenandoah University

#7 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Winchester, VA

www.su.edu

B-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

4,879

Students

# 373

Ranking

$31,890

Tuition

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Seton Hill University

#8 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Greensburg, PA

www.setonhill.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

3,787

Students

# 471

Ranking

$36,306

Tuition

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University of Miami

#9 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Coral Gables, FL

www.miami.edu/

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

19,618

Students

# 55

Ranking

$50,400

Tuition

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Elizabethtown College

#10 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Elizabethtown, PA

www.etown.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

2,243

Students

# 276

Ranking

$32,000

Tuition

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Loyola University New Orleans

#11 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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New Orleans, LA

www.loyno.edu

B-

Rating

75%

Acceptance

4,913

Students

# 413

Ranking

$38,926

Tuition

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Temple University

#12 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

A-

Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

# 67

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

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University of the Pacific

#13 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

University of the Pacific is a mid-sized private university located in Stockton, CA ranked 235th in the nation. It has a total of 3,875 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.61% of applicants. University of the Pacific offers 102 different majors and is best known for its Commercial and Advertising Art, Music Therapy, and Dental Hygiene programs (nationally ranked 6th, 13th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,904 per year, University of the Pacific is extremely expensive. 64.54% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make close to $71,700 per year, which is 73% greater than the national median.

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Stockton, CA

www.pacific.edu

A-

Rating

66%

Acceptance

7,000

Students

# 170

Ranking

$48,904

Tuition

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Florida State University

#14 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Tallahassee, FL

www.fsu.edu

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Rating

36%

Acceptance

46,825

Students

# 32

Ranking

$16,540

Tuition

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Wartburg College

#15 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Waverly, IA

www.wartburg.edu

B-

Rating

75%

Acceptance

1,569

Students

# 397

Ranking

$41,830

Tuition

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Belmont University

#16 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Nashville, TN

www.belmont.edu

B+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

8,733

Students

# 282

Ranking

$34,000

Tuition

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Pacific University

#17 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Forest Grove, OR

https://www.pacificu.edu

B

Rating

87%

Acceptance

4,260

Students

# 345

Ranking

$45,344

Tuition

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University of Georgia

#18 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

# 24

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

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University of Dayton

#19 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Dayton, OH

https://udayton.edu

A

Rating

72%

Acceptance

13,417

Students

# 142

Ranking

$44,100

Tuition

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Arizona State University-Tempe

#20 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Tempe, AZ

www.asu.edu/

A-

Rating

86%

Acceptance

56,567

Students

# 87

Ranking

$28,800

Tuition

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Maryville University of Saint Louis

#21 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Saint Louis, MO

www.maryville.edu

C+

Rating

83%

Acceptance

12,138

Students

# 483

Ranking

$26,070

Tuition

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University of Kansas

#22 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Lawrence, KS

https://ku.edu

B-

Rating

93%

Acceptance

31,088

Students

# 161

Ranking

$26,960

Tuition

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Seattle Pacific University

#23 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Seattle, WA

https://spu.edu

B-

Rating

91%

Acceptance

4,071

Students

# 422

Ranking

$44,604

Tuition

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Duquesne University

#24 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Pittsburgh, PA

www.duq.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

10,319

Students

# 185

Ranking

$39,992

Tuition

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Augsburg University

#25 Best Colleges for Music Therapy

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Minneapolis, MN

www.augsburg.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

3,920

Students

# 476

Ranking

$39,295

Tuition