The Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program is a rigorous clinical and research-based program that offers 63 required academic credit hours and 16 elective credit hours resulting in a Master of Science degree in Art Therapy and Counseling. The core curriculum follows a mental health focus,other areas of emphasis are offered, including, but not limited to: medical, school, and community art therapy. The program has a fully-stocked, 1,200 square foot art-making space located conveniently on campus is available to students around the clock. Internships provide students with three semesters (child, adolescent and adult) of hands-on experience in a variety of settings throughout Hampton Roads. The program prepares graduates to pursue licensure in 47 states (typically need 1 additional course). The two-year program of full-time study is approved by the American Art Therapy Association and has trained professionals since 1973. An average of 20 students are in each of the 2 classes. The application deadline is January 7 for fall entry, however, applications are accepted until all student positions are filled.
Approved by the American Art Therapy Association.
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