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Master of Arts in Art Therapy

Cedar Crest College

24 months
871 USD/credit 26130 USD/year
871 USD/credit 26130 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Art Therapy program at Cedar Crest College prepares students to use the power of imagery and art making within personal, psychological, and cultural constructs to support others by promoting restoration, clarity, and wellness.


The Master of Arts in Art Therapy program at Cedar Crest College offers an educational experience that prepares students in clinical practices to effectively function as competent and ethically responsible art therapists.  Development of a therapeutic studio model and dedication to a strengths-based approach to treatment inspires compassionate leaders who can promote the healing potential of the arts within a variety of human service settings.

Program Goals

The mission of the graduate art therapy program reflects the goals and vision of the American Art Therapy Association  in that it strives to educate the next generation of professionals as competent, ethically sound, and culturally proficient mental health practitioners. It is expected that graduates will become leaders in the field and will assist in advancing art therapy as a regulated human service profession in a global environment. Specific to Cedar Crest’s graduate art therapy program is the inclusion of a studio model of art therapy practice that operates within a strengths-based approach to treatment with the goal of graduating students who preserve an ‘artist-as-therapist identity’ as clinicians.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History and Theory of Art Therapy
  • Psychopathology
  • Group Art Therapy
  • Professional Ethics for Art Therapists
  • Theories of Assessment in Art Therapy
  • Advanced Topics in Art Therapy Materials and Methods
  • Family Art Therapy
  • Theories and Systems of Counseling Psychology
  • Research Design and Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

To apply as an international student:

  • Complete your free application online

  • Official secondary school transcripts
  • Official university transcripts, if appropriate
  • Original score reports for the TOEFL, SAT or ACT, when appropriate
  • Statement of financial support
  • Personal essay in English
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or academic counselor in English or accompanied by a certified English translation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 871 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 871 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Allentown

1110 - 1620 USD /month
Living costs

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


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