Art Therapy is an emerging and dynamic field in the mental health profession, in which the process of making art is used for psychotherapy, education, rehabilitation and personal growth. The University of Haifa is the only accredited academic institution in Israel to offer a graduate degree in this vital and growing field.
The Academic Program
The MA in Art Therapy is a year-long program, taught over three consecutive semesters in English. Students will complete their academic coursework at the university during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer semester, students participate in a practicum and receive individual and group supervision. Upon completion of the program, students will earn an MA in Creative Arts Therapies with a specialization in Art Therapy.
The objectives of the program include:
- To expand research in the field of art therapy
- To develop new, innovative and unique methodological models and intervention techniques
- To enrich knowledge and expertise of practitioners
- To improve the professional status of art therapists
- To train the next generation of researchers, lecturers and clinical supervisors
Fees: See program website for details. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
-The only graduate school of creative arts therapies in an Israeli research university
-A full-time, one-year program, including 600 hours of field training
-The language of instruction is English
-Warm and welcoming learning environment
-Exciting multicultural experiences on an ethnically and religiously diverse campus
The University of Haifa is an accredited university under the auspices of Israel's Ministry of Education and the Israeli Council for Higher Education and in accordance with the standards and criteria of North American and European Universities.
International Student Requirements:
Candidates, who have not graduated from an academic institution where the language of instruction is English, or who are not native English speakers, must submit official TOEFL scores of at least 570 (in a written test), 230 (in a computerized test), or 89 (in an internet test) to be considered for admission. For detailed information about all admission requirements including prerequisites, please contact the Admissions Office.