Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts

M.S. with Art Therapy Specialization in Community & Trauma Counseling


4201 Henry Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Art Therapy Specialization

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling program specializing in Art Therapy develops knowledgeable and skilled practitioners, researchers and policy makers, who utilize art therapy as a distinct, therapeutic practice when helping individuals cope with stressful events and memories.

Art therapy provides a concrete expression and visual guide to help individuals process and communicate traumatic experiences on their journey to recovery. The comprehensive 69-credit program will give you a broad understanding of current theory and research related to clinical art therapy, mental health counseling, and trauma. Taught by a faculty of practicing professionals, you will develop a broad understanding of contemporary concepts and therapeutic methods.

Through this exposure, you will learn to work with clinically and culturally diverse populations using visual arts materials and therapeutic treatment strategies. The program prepares graduates for state licensure and national certification in professional counseling (LPC/NCC), and provides the educational requirements to apply for the credential of Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC).


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 69

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available to students enrolled for at least five credit hours per semester. You may borrow up to $18,500 per academic year. The total amount outstanding that you may borrow for is $65,500.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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