Art Therapy (Master's)

MA

The Master of Art in Art Therapy program dives into advanced courses blending counseling and therapeutic techniques with theory and methodology of art therapy as a unique psychotherapeutic practice, as well as advanced courses in mixed media studio practices, ceramics, and photography.

art therapy student sitting in front of artwork

Program Locations

Program Features

  • 64 credits (full- or part-time completion options)
  • Curriculum includes required clinical hours at off-site internships
  • Curriculum aligns with national educational and professional requirements for the field, as well as State of Maryland licensure requirements for art therapists 

Faculty

Courses

Full Time Course Progression, Fall Entry

First Year

Fall Winterim

ATP 501 Hist & Theory of Artx

3

ATP 503 Human Development

3

ATP 502 Ethics & Legal Issues

3

 

 

ATP 504 Art Therapy/Counseling

3

 

 

ATP 505 Internship I

1

 

 

Spring Summer

ATP 507 Assessment

3

ATP 511 Child & Adolescent

3

ATP 508 Psychopath: Art & Dx

3

ATP 510 Techniques & Materials

3

ATP 509 Process: Artx & Counseling

3

ART XXX Grad Experience in... *

3

ATP 506 Internship II

1

 

 

Second Year

Fall Winterim

ATP 515 Research Methods

3

ATP 516 Substance Abuse

3

ATP 514 Group Process

3

 

 

ATP 513 Art Psychotx & Trauma

3

 

 

ATP 512 Internship III

1

 

 

Spring Summer

ATP 517 Marital & Family Artx

3

ATP XXX Artx for Social Justice

3

ATP 519 Social & Cultural Divers.

3

ATP XXX Career Counseling

3

ATP 601 Thesis Project Grad Sem.

3

ART XXX Grad Experience in... *

3

ATP 518 Internship IV

1

 

 

Part Time Course Progression, Fall Entry

First Year

Fall Winterim

ATP 501 Hist & Theory of Artx

3

ATP 503 Human Developmt

3

ATP 504 Art Therapy/Counseling

3

 

 

ATP 505 Internship I

1

 

 

Spring Summer

ATP 507 Psychopath: Art & Dx

3

ATP 511 Child & Adolescent

3

ATP 509 Process: Artx & Counseling

3

ATP 510 Techniques & Materials

3

ATP 506 Internship II

1

 

 

Second Year

Fall Winterim

ATP 502 Ethics & Legal Issues

3

ATP 516 Substance Abuse

3

ATP 514 Group Process

3

 

 

Spring Summer

ATP 517 Marital & Family Artx

3

ATP XXX Artx for Social Justice

3

ATP 507 Assessment

3

ATP XXX Grad Experience in... *

3

Third Year

Fall Winterim

ATP 515 Research Methods

3

 

 

ATP 513 Art Psychotx & Trauma

3

 

 

ATP 512 Internship III

1

 

 

Spring Summer

ATP 519 Social & Cultural Divers.

3

ATP XXX Career Counseling

3

ATP 601 Thesis Project Grad Sem.

3

ATP XXX Grad Experience in... *

3

ATP 518 Internship IV

1

 

 

* Choice of studio/clay/photography

Note: Fall/Spring courses TUES-WED-THURS evenings; Internships require on-site of 16 hours per week minimum; Target accrual of 250 internship hours each semester

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small class sizes and personal attention enhance the student expertise while the curriculum is designed to align with licensure requirements.

Internship Opportunities

You will complete clinical hours at off-site practicum and internship placements in order to gain valuable experience and also meet the requirements to pursue licensure.

Art Therapy Careers

Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches lives through a combination of active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a pyschotherapeutic relationship.

Licensed art therapists can work in a variety of settings:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Veteran's Clinics
  • Private Practice
  • Psychiatric & Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Community Based Settings
  • Senior Communities

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