M.S. in Art Therapy/Counseling Program

The 60-credit Master of Science degree in Art Therapy/Counseling is designed to address licensing requirements in states that require the word “counseling” in the art therapy degree title as well as additional course work.

The additional course work is designed to meet many of the academic requirements specified for licensure by some states. However, because each state sets its own licensure requirements, students who apply for licensing outside of New York State are responsible for becoming familiar with the licensing requirements of that state and for enrolling in the academic courses and internships required by that state.

Required Courses – Sample Program

First Fall
ATH 501 Introduction to Art Therapy, Ethics, and Fieldwork
ART 554  Psychology of Art Materials
ATH 529  Human Development
First Spring
ATH 610 Art Therapy Assessments
ATH 612 Psychopathology
ATH 615 Practicum
First Summer
ATH 614 Art Therapy with Groups
ATH 586 Counseling the Culturally Diverse
PSY 581 Psychological Interviewing & Counseling
Studio Art Elective 1
Second Fall
ATH 650 Research Methodology
ATH 700  Internship I
Studio Art Elective 1
Studio Art Elective 2
Second Spring
ATH 701 Internship II
ATH 715 Thesis
ART 507 Workshop in Imagery Transformation
Second Summer
CLD 540 Theories of Career Counseling
Art Therapy Elective 2
Art Therapy Elective 3

Please note: Part-time schedules are also available.