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Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NY,
This new track in the M.A. in Clinical Art Therapy Program at Long Island University (LIU) provides education and training in art therapy and professional counseling. This Master of Arts graduate program is a total of 60 credits, 48 credits taken in the current Clinical Art Therapy program and 12 credits taken from the Department of Counseling and Development.

About

This M.A. in Clinical Art Therapy Program at Long Island University (LIU) has been designed to allow Clinical Art Therapy & Counseling graduates the opportunity to qualify for licensing as Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York (LCAT), sit for their National Board Certification exam in Art Therapy (ATCB) and make an application to over 50 states as a Licensed Professional Counselor. This curriculum meets or exceeds standards for education set by down by the American Art Therapy Association. Individual students should check with their home States for specific educational requirements.

Career Opportunities

The integration of theory, practice, creativity and self-growth remains the ultimate goal of the program. We are committed to providing a quality experience that will prepare each student for a professional career in art therapy. Recent job placement data reveals that 95% of Long Island University graduates obtained a full-time art therapy position within one year of graduation. 

Our students return year after year as guest speakers and as mentors, helping to guide current students towards their professional goals. Because our faculty has local, national and international visibility, students often make use of faculty contacts as a means of finding jobs, internships and other professional opportunities. Additionally, our alumni’s passing rate of the Art Therapy Credentials Board Examination (ATCBE) is within the 90th percentile.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories in Art Therapy and Counseling
  • Drawing, Painting and Sculpture for the Art Therapist - Studio
  • Multicultural Issues in Clinical Art Therapy
  • History and Philosophy of Art Therapy
  • Clinical Methods in Group Art Therapy with Adults
  • Special Populations in Child/Adolescent Art Therapy and Art Education
  • Therapeutic Systems in Family Art Therapy
  • Internship I: Supervision Seminar
  • Clinical Projectives and Art-Based Assessments
  • Research Methods
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychopharmacology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We have rolling admissions. This means that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to the Master of Arts must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee: Non-refundable
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, although students exhibiting outstanding promise and merit may be considered. Students who do not meet the minimum Grade Point Average (3.0) and/or who are in need of prerequisites may be accepted on a limited matriculation basis. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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