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Bachelor of Fine Arts in

Music therapy

Under-
graduate
Degree

Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Music Therapy program empowers you to become an established health care professional using the vibration of music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social needs of individuals of all ages. The ORU Music Therapy Undergraduate Degree Program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). ORU is an institutional member of NASM.

The Music Therapy Clinic at ORU is housed on the first floor of Cityplex Tower, where you will have the exciting opportunity to develop your therapeutic skills and clinical competence with professional music therapists. With passion and hard work, you’ll have the potential to excel as a Spirit-empowered music therapist who can serve a wide range of patient populations.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as a heart-centered musical therapist ready to impact the world. Now, more than ever, your God-given talents are needed as an artist and inspiring healer!

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to immerse yourself in the restorative world of music. You will be prepared to touch the lives of your patients and make a difference for the higher good. 

What can I do with a degree in B.F.A. in Music Therapy from ORU?

You can enjoy a successful and creative career in:  

  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Pediatric Specialty
  • Private Music Therapy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Geriatric Health Care
  • Developmental Disorder Therapist
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • And More!

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Music Theory/Seminar
  • Performance Ensembles
  • Child Psychology
  • Therapy & Clinical: Developmental
  • Therapy & Clinical: Geriatric
  • Therapy & Clinical: Psychiatric
  • Therapy & Clinical: Med/Rehab
  • Music Therapy Internship and more!

What makes ORU’s B.F.A. in Music Therapy program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft.

The structure of the degree stimulates an appreciation and love for music through the study of various disciplines. Music is a socializing force, and you will develop a compassionate understanding of yourself and your environment through self-expression.

You will also have the opportunity to engage socially in the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC). A great networking tool with all the music activities sponsored off and on campus.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. Admission to the music therapy program requires a separate application with the music department and an audition. You will also need to schedule an interview with the coordinator of the program. Download a copy of the music therapy application here. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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