24 months
1226 USD/credit 42297 USD/year
1226 USD/credit 42297 USD/year
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The Art Therapy program at Thomas Jefferson University prepares graduates for state licensure and national certification in professional counseling (LPC/NCC), and the art therapy credentials of registration and board certification (ATR-BC).


The 69-credit concentration in art therapy gives a broad understanding of the most current theory and research related to clinical art therapy, mental health counseling, and trauma. 

Key Features 

  • The Art Therapy concentration from Thomas Jefferson University is a 69-credit, 23-course curriculum that can be completed in two to three years, depending on the course load taken.
  • The full-time hybrid program includes weekly on-campus classes and asynchronous online requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • History and Theory of Art Therapy
  • Ethics, Standards and Professional Orientation in Art Therapy 
  • Studio and Techniques of Art Therapy
  • Orientation to the Counseling Profession
  • Practicum
  • Psychopathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




69 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. Official transcripts can be sent electronically by the institution to enroll@jefferson.edu or mailed to the address above.
  • Personal Statement: In 1250 words or less, please respond to the following:
  • Personal reflection on your reasons for choosing a career in counseling, and specifically trauma-focused counseling.
  • Highlight personal qualities or characteristics that will serve you well in this graduate program and in the counseling profession more broadly. 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Submit two letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence. References from college or university faculty members are recommended. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42297 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1226 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    42297 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1226 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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