Columbia College Chicago

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA


600 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (CMA) Certificate Movement Pattern Analysis Consultant Certificate (MPAC) Certificate Alternate Route Certificate, M.A.-Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Columbia College Chicago’s Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling, MA program is geared toward those with a passion for dance and expressive movement, and who also have an interest in mental health and psychology. This interweaving of the two disciplines has resulted in one of only six programs nationally approved by the American Dance Therapy Association. Candidates of the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling, MA program will: • Be part of one of six programs nationally approved by the American Dance Therapy Association • Have the opportunity to become a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist and may be eiligible to sit for the Illinois State Licensing Exam to become a Licensed Professional Counselor • Gain the full clinical experience through fieldwork and internships in which they get to observe working professionals, interact with real patients, and begin to apply approaches, methods and techniques of treatment • Work towards completing an independent thesis project that demonstrates the ability to creatively integrate theory, existing professional literature, and research methods learned in the classroom


Accredited at graduate and undergrad levels by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Also accredited as teacher training institution by Illinois State Board of Education

International Student Requirements:

International students are required to submit an official TOEFL score of 100 or greater on the internet based test. For more information about requirements for international students at the graduate level, please visit our website.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $953.00 USD

In State Tuition (per year): $57,180 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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