For Students

Join the American Music Therapy Association Students National Organization. Find out how you can get involved and make a difference in your region.


Check out these scholarship opportunities from AMTAS, as well as these from AMTA.

The list below contains names of helpful courses offered at several different colleges and universities throughout the United States. 

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Cross-Cultural Music Therapy

Augsburg University 

*Topics are discussed during the 8-week ethics unit

Concordia University 

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

*Additional elective courses covering issues like gender and sexuality and intersectional feminist topics

David Yellin College

Music Therapy with Diverse Populations


Power Privilege and Oppression

Lesley University

Cultural Issues in Music Therapy

Loyola, New Orleans

Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip Hop

Digital Technology and Advanced Music Therapy Practice

Music Therapy Assessment Course

Montclair State 

*Multiple course options for International and Diverse Perspective requirement

Pacific University 

Critical Consciousness in Music Experience

Shenandoah University

Cultural and Social Foundations in Music Therapy

Systems Approaches in Music Therapy

Social Justice Approaches in Music Therapy

Advanced Topics in Music Therapy

Slippery Rock’s Grad Program 

Multicultural Music Therapy

Seton Hill University  

Multicultural Music Therapy

Temple University 

Multicultural Perspectives in Music Therapy

Texas Woman's University


Systems of Social Stratification

Diverse populations: Human rights and Justice, the Cultural Psychology of Music, Popular Music in America

*Additional interdisciplinary course with a theme of Justice, cultural immersion/study abroad with a pre and post immersion course, and world music

Valparaiso University