Why Choose Marylhurst’s Art Therapy Counseling Program
Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by NWCCU and has been approved by NBCC as a Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4465.
RENOWNED ART THERAPIST FACULTY
Study directly with renowned licensed and practicing art therapists. Marylhurst faculty expose students to the local and national art therapy communities and lead advocacy work to advance the art therapy profession.
Marylhurst graduate students qualify for financial aid and scholarships. Designated advisers are available to help students take advantage of available funding options.
SMALL, COLLABORATIVE CLASSES
Study as an art therapist in team-orientated classes with opportunities to network and form connections. Collaborative cohorts offer each student support within the community.
PRIVATE ART STUDIOS
Art Therapy Counseling students benefit from private art studio space on the university’s picturesque, accessible campus – just 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon (with free parking).
TWO-YEAR & THREE-YEAR TRACKS
Choose to pursue a two-year or three-year curriculum track with respect for your individual responsibilities and scheduling needs.
Learn from Marylhurst’s exceptional faculty, made up of board certified registered art therapists and licensed clinical professional counselors. Faculty such as Mary Andrus, Assistant Professor and Program Director for Art Therapy Counseling, contribute experience serving diverse populations in various environments including hospitals, mental health communities and therapeutic schools to develop students into well-rounded mental health practitioners and ethical leaders.
The M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling program is now accepting inquiries and applicants for 2018.
Review admissions requirements, application deadlines and the process to formally apply to this graduate program at Marylhurst University.
“Marylhurst provides dedicated art therapy graduate admission counselors to help you navigate the application process. Art therapy faculty are eager to meet with you and learn about your interest in this helping-profession. Graduate admissions counselors offer assistance in completing the online application, provide helpful introductions to program faculty and immediately connect you to the Marylhurst community.”
~ Rachel Dixon, Director of Admissions
Cost of the Program
Current graduate tuition for the Art Therapy Counseling program is $628 per credit. Most courses are three or four credits. The Art Therapy Counseling program is 90 credits in length for an approximate total program cost (based on current tuition) of $56,520.
Compared to other top-ranked art therapy programs, Marylhurst offers affordability in a highly regarded program.
Marylhurst has little-to-no fees (so there are no surprises) and offers extensive financial aid management services and help, including scholarship opportunities. On average, full-time students complete the M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling degree in 21 months. Part-time study is also available.
Take a short workshop (or two) to see if the Art Therapy profession is for you. Marylhurst offers workshops in art therapy that allow you explore this career field.
- Art Therapy in the Schools
- Understanding Children’s Art
- Art Therapy and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- and more…
Plus, you can earn continuing education credit – especially if you’re a current teacher.
Join Marylhurst Art Therapy Counseling faculty for an Open Studio held the first Tuesday of every month.
The Open Studio is designed to be a nonjudgmental space, where you can explore making art to release stress and find new meaning in your life. This event is open to anyone who is interested in using art to know self. No previous experience with art making is necessary. Learn more.
Request More Information
Next opportunity to start is Fall 2018. Apply by January 31 to secure your spot.
Ready to further discuss whether or not the Marylhurst M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling is right for you? Connect with one of our graduate admissions counselors who can answer your questions, email you more information and share steps to get started.