Art Therapy Careers

Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

Art Therapy Careers – Why Earn Your M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling

Art therapy careers are growing. The Marylhurst M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in the state of Oregon and many other states across the country. As a graduate of our program, you will find yourself qualified to earn credentials as a board-certified art therapist and as a national board-certified counselor.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a significant 37% job growth rate over the next decade for mental health counselors. With increasing demand for Art Therapists within mental health clinics, especially among youth, its expected that the job growth rate for Art Therapists will follow a similar growth trajectory.

  The M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling program is now accepting inquiries and applicants for 2017. 

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Art Therapy Careers: Potential Jobs

Our art therapy counseling graduates are prepared to work with children and adults in a variety of settings:

  • Community mental health agencies
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Therapeutic Schools
  • Day treatment facilities
  • Home treatment care

Career and Internship Services

Student at Marylhurst UniversityAs a Marylhurst student, you will have access to our Career and Internship Services team who offer everything from resume help to internship placement. And this service continues beyond your years with Marylhurst, as an alum, you have access to career management and assistance from our hands-on, caring team.

Art Therapy Prep Track

Student at Marylhurst UniversityDeciding on an art therapy career is a big step, and depending on your educational background may require a lengthy academic path. If you have don’t have a bachelor’s degree that includes the necessary background to continue into a master’s program in art therapy, consider one of Marylhurst’s bachelor’s degree completion programs. We have several options that put you on a path toward art therapy careers, including our interdisciplinary studies, psychology and art programs.

Contact one of our admissions counselors ( or 503.699.6268) to discuss these options and determine your best path toward a career in art therapy.

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