What Are Some Schools That Offer Art Therapy Degree Programs?


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Schools offering art therapy degree programs range from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on the West Coast to Caldwell University in Caldwell, New Jersey, on the East Coast. Thee School of the Art Institute of Chicago represents the Midwest.

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Loyola Marymount University offers a master of arts degree in marital and family art therapy, a program it has offered since 1979. Naropa University, in Boulder, Colorado, offers a master of arts degree in transpersonal counseling with a concentration in art therapy. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's program is more general, leading to a master of arts in art therapy.

The University of Louisville art therapy program enables graduates to obtain a master of education degree in counseling and personnel services with a concentration in expressive therapies — a degree that qualifies as art therapy, according to the American Art Therapy Association, which provides standards of professional competence in the art therapy field.

Caldwell University offers a master of arts degree program in mental health counseling with a specialization in art therapy, while the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, gives students the opportunity to earn a master of professional studies degree in art therapy and creativity development.

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