Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling

Long Island University (LIU)

24 months
1249 USD/credit
1249 USD/credit
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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.



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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We have rolling admissions. As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to get your visa.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

    1249 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1249 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1249 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1249 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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