24 months
2020 USD/credit 60600 USD/year
2020 USD/credit 60600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Art Therapy MA program from New York University integrates psychotherapy and visual arts practice that engages the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment.


Psychotherapy and visual arts practice are integrated to engage the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. We promote scholarly research and evidence-based clinical praxis, cross-cultural competency with appreciation of social justice, and fluency with evolving technologies.

At the Art Therapy MA program from New York University you will learn to practice art therapy with diverse populations and acquire multicultural competency that reflects attunement to current global social justice issues.

You will develop a robust knowledge of clinical theory, with a solid grasp of psychodynamics. You will master the professional Ethics Code that guides clinical thinking in challenging situations.

Career and Outcomes 

Our degree takes full advantage of the wide variety of training opportunities available in New York, the art center of the world with one of the most diverse and richly complex health systems in the country. Experts in the field of mental health provide students with excellent opportunities for internships in a variety of renowned settings for training and career advancement. 

We also support the continued growth and development of art therapists. We have post-master’s courses for working professionals and many graduates maintain a connection with our program as field supervisors, creating additional art therapy positions. In addition, we offer conferences and continuing education courses in the field of psychiatry, psychology, and creative arts therapies focusing on contemporary, evidence based mental health practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Art for Art Therapists
  • Theory and Practice of Art Therapy
  • Cultural Diversity in Art Therapy
  • Ethical Issues in Art Therapy 
  • Art Therapy with Children
  • Internship in Art Therapy
  • Pictorial Analysis for Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Adaptive Techniques in Art Therapy
  • Art Therapy with Adolescents 
  • Research in Art Therapy
  • Art Therapy with Groups
  • Art Therapy with Adults 
  • Family Art Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement Of purpose
  • Letters Of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GRE
  • Proficiency in English
  • Portfolio
  • Optional. Upload the Artist Statement to the Portfolio section of the online application.
  • Interview and Workshop

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    60600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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