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Music Therapy in Texas

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Schools Offering Music Therapy Programs in Texas

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Texas graduates receive degrees in music therapy. In other words, every year an estimated 20 music therapists graduate from Texas' 6 music therapy schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a music therapy program is Texas Woman's University, which is located in Denton. In 2010, it was ranked 40th nationwide. In 2010, Texas Woman's University graduated 6 students from its music therapy program. Texas Woman's University charged in-state students $5,428 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Texas that has a music therapy program is University of the Incarnate Word. University of the Incarnate Word, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in San Antonio. In 2010, University of the Incarnate Word graduated 1 students from its music therapy program. University of the Incarnate Word charged in-state students $21,890 in tuition fees per year.

Lubbock Christian University, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a music therapy program. It is located in Lubbock. 1 students graduated with degree in music therapy from Lubbock Christian University in 2010. Students at Lubbock Christian University paid $16,180 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Texas music therapy school, average tuition will be $15,378 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,428 per year to $37,230 per year. In 2010, the music therapy schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, students are charged $37,230 per year
  2. University of the Incarnate Word - located in San Antonio, students are charged $21,890 per year
  3. Lubbock Christian University - located in Lubbock, students are charged $16,180 per year

The following Texas music therapy schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Texas Woman's University - located in Denton, students are charged $5,428 per year
  2. Sam Houston State University - located in Huntsville, students are charged $5,704 per year
  3. West Texas A & M University - located in Canyon, students are charged $5,834 per year

A music therapy degree from a Texas school... what next?

The highest percentage of music therapy graduates in Texas pursue careers as a music therapist. 1,330 music therapists were working in Texas in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Texas music therapists:

  1. Austin County - 350 music therapists
  2. Collin County - 290 music therapists
  3. Atascosa County - 80 music therapists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of music therapists in the state of Texas will grow to 2,520. This would require a 19% growth in the profession.


A music therapist in Texas earns $50,170 per year on average. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for music therapists:

  1. Johnson County - $56,080 per year
  2. Atascosa County - $54,400 per year
  3. Austin County - $54,060 per year

On average, music therapists earns the least in the following Texas counties:

  1. Collin County - $46,340 per year
  2. Anderson County - $47,320 per year
  3. Bastrop County - $53,220 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas statistics regarding a career in music therapy. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as mental health or music therapy.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Music Therapy in Texas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Therapists, all other 890 $52,420

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