School of Health & Human Services
Creative Arts Therapy - Art Therapy
A Creative Arts Therapy Program embedded in a psychotherapeutic orientation prepares students educated in art or music to be effective and ethical professionals specializing in the fields of Art Therapy or Music Therapy. The music therapy specialization has two tracks: a comprehensive program as well as an advanced standing option for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in music therapy or its equivalent. The programs are committed to developing people who are capable of applying intellectual strength, ethics, and aesthetic values in the treatment of individuals, groups, and families. The M.S. in Creative Arts Therapy is a New York State licensure-qualifying program, fulfilling the educational component required to become a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist.
Accreditation and Credential Information
The Art Therapy Program is accredited by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Students enrolled in the program will complete a minimum of 1200 hours in direct client contact and all the necessary educational training required to begin the process toward registration (ATR - art therapist registered). Registration is awarded by the ATCB (Art Therapy Credentialing Board) after a student completes 1000 paid hours of direct client contact post graduation.
Based on student interest and faculty expertise, a Yoga Therapy Specialization is now offered. This specialization will require completion of a concentration in the following three elective courses:
* CAT 691 - Yoga Principles & Practice – 3 credits
* CAT 692 - Yoga Therapy Principles: Applications in Creative Arts Therapy- 3 credits
* CAT 693 - Yoga Philosophy & Anatomy- 3 credits
The Art Therapy Program is accredited by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).
International Student Requirements:
Submission of a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of the Bachelors degree equivalency, Declaration of Finances form, Bank Affidavit, and TOEFL score.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 60
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 798 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999