APPROVED MASTER’S PROGRAMS

The Education Committee of the American Art Therapy Association and the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) serve the profession of art therapy and the public by fostering communication among educators and providing communication to the public and the profession regarding educational standards and opportunities. If your institution would like assistance in discussing your institution’s education standards, implementing standards within your institution, or other related information please provide your name, phone number, contact information and an overview of the type of assistance you need. Send the request for information to the National Office and please be sure to designate one contact from your institution to request assistance.

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EPAB CURRENTLY APPROVED GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

California

Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 2444, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
Phone: 310-338-4562
Fax: 310-338-4518
Contact: Einat Metzl, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, Graduate Department of Marital and Family Therapy
Emailemetzl@lmu.edu

Program1: Marital and Family Therapy: Specialization in Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1979

Notre Dame de Namur University (formerly College of Notre Dame)
1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002
Phone: 650-508-3600, 650-508-3556
Fax: 650-508-3789
Contact: Dr. Richard Carolan, EdD
Emailarttherapy@ndnu.edu

Program1: Marriage and Family Therapy with Specialization in Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1986

Program2: Art Therapy
Program2 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program2: Approved
Initial Approval Program2: 1986

Phillips Graduate University
19900 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Phone: 818-386-5618
Contact: Erin King-West, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, Department Chair
Emailekingwest@pgu.edu

Program1: Psychology with a Major in Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 2003

Canada

Concordia University 
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West VA 259 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8
Phone: 514-848-2424 x4795
Fax: 514-848-4969
Contact: Mary Rawlins, Department Coordinator, Creative Arts Therapies, Faculty of Fine Arts
Emailcreativeartstherapies@concordia.ca,mary.rawlins@concordia.ca

Program1: Creative Arts Therapies
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1987

Colorado

Naropa University 
2130 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 1-800-772-6951, 303-546-3545
Fax: 303-546-3536
Contact: Michael A. Franklin, PhD, ATR-BC, Professor and Chair, Graduate Art Therapy Program and the Naropa Community Art Studio
Email: ALL admissions inquiries: admissions@naropa.edu; other: michaelf@naropa.edu

Program1: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Transpersonal Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1998

Connecticut

Albertus Magnus College 
700 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-773-8543, 203-773-6998
Fax: 203-773-3117
Contact: Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC, Director
Emaillfurman@albertus.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 2003

District of Columbia

The George Washington University 
Mailing address: 1925 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 250, Alexandria, VA, 22314;
Physical address: 413 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Phone: 703-299-4148
Fax: 703-299-4142
Contact: Heidi Bardot, MA, ATR-BC, Director, Art Therapy Program
Emailhbardot@gwu.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1979

Florida

Florida State University 
Department of Art Education, 1032 William Johnston Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232
Phone: 850-644-5473, 850-644-2926
Fax: 850-644-5067
Contact: Barbara Parker-Bell, PsyD, ATR-BC, Director, FSU Art Therapy Program
Email: bparkerbell@fsu.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Science
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 2003

Illinois

Adler University
17 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-662-4362
Contact: Dr. Jennifer La Civita, PsyD, LCPC, ATR, Director, Art Therapy Programs
Emailjlacivita@adler.edu

Program1: Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1999

School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
37 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60603-3103
Phone: 312-899-7467
Contact: Cathy Moon, MA, ATR-BC, Art Therapy Department
Emailcmoon@saic.edu

Program1: Art Therapy and Counseling
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1989

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 
Box 1774 Edwardsville, IL 62026-1774
Phone: 618-650-3183
Contact: Megan Robb, MA, ATR-BC, Graduate Program Director
Emailmrobb@siue.edu

Program1: Art Therapy Counseling
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1992

Indiana

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College 
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876
Phone: 812-535-5160
Contact: Jill McNutt, Ph.D., ATR-BC, ATRL, LPC, Director MAAT
Email: maat@smwc.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 2011

Kansas

Emporia State University 
1 Kellogg Circle Emporia, KS 66801-5415
Phone: 620-341-5809
Fax: 620-341-6200
Contact: Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, PhD, ATR-BC, Director, Art Therapy
Emailgwolf@emporia.edu

Program1: Art Therapy Counseling
Program1 Level: Master of Science
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1991

Kentucky

University of Louisville 
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502-852-5265
Fax:
Contact: Dr. Eileen Estes, Director, College of Education and Human Development, Expressive Therapies Program
Emaileileen.estes@louisville.edu

Program1: Counseling and Personnel Services with Concentration in Expressive Therapies
Program1 Level: Master of Education
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1981

Massachusetts

Lesley University 
GSASS Expressive Therapies Division 29 Everett Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-349-8246
Fax: 617-349-8431
Contact: Raquel Stephenson, BFA, MA, PhD, ATR-BC, Assistant Professor of Expressive Therapies
Emailrstephe3@lesley.edu

Program1: Expressive Therapies: Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Program Level1: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1982

Springfield College 
Visual and Performing Arts Department
263 Alden Street Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Phone: 413-748-3752
Fax: 413-748-3580
Contact: Simone Alter-Muri, EdD, ATR-BC, Director, Graduate Art Therapy
Email: saltermu@springfieldcollege.edu

Program1: Art Therapy/Counseling
Program1 Level: Master of Science
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1998

Michigan

Wayne State University 
163 Community Arts Building Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-1823
Fax: 313-993-7558
Contact: Holly Feen Calligan, PhD, ATR-BC, Associate Professor and Art Therapy Program Coordinator; Art Education-Art Therapy Program
Email: hfeen@wayne.edu

Program1: Art Education/Art Therapy Concentration
Program1 Level: Master of Education
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1994

Program2: Counseling with Art Therapy Concentration
Program2 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program2: Approved
Initial Approval Program2: 2008

Minnesota

Adler Graduate School 
1550 East 78th Street Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612-767-7059
Contact: Craig Balfany
Email: craig.balfany@alfredadler.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 2012

New Jersey

Caldwell University 
120 Bloomfield Avenue Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: 973-618-3511
Fax: 973-618-3443
Contact: Marie Wilson, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC, Professor and Coordinator of Art Therapy Programs
Emailmwilson@caldwell.edu

Program1: Mental Health Counseling with Art Therapy Specialization
Program1 Level: Master of Arts; CACREP Accredited
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 2006

New Mexico

Southwestern College 
3960 San Felipe Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 505-471-5756, 877-471-5756
Fax: 505-471-4071
Contact: Deborah Schroder, ATR-BC, LPAT, Program Chair, Art Therapy Program
Emailadmissions@swc.edu

Program1: Art Therapy/Counseling
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1998

New York

College of New Rochelle 
29 Castle Place New Rochelle, NY 10805-2339
Phone: 914-654-5280
Fax: 413-253-7648
Contact: Patricia St. John, EdD, ATR-BC, LCAT, Program Director & Professor, Graduate Art Therapy Programs
Emailpstjohn@cnr.edu

Program1: Art Therapy/Counseling
Program1 Level: Master of Science
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1984

Hofstra University 
258 Hagedorn Hall 119 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549
Phone: 516-463-5300
Contact: Joan Bloomgarden, PhD, ATR-BC, MHC, Program Director, Creative Arts Therapy
Email: Joan.S.Bloomgarden@hofstra.edu

Program1: Creative Arts Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1984

Long Island University – Post Campus 
720 Northern Boulevard Brookville, NY 11548
Phone: 516-299-2935
Fax: 516-299-2858
Contact: Christine Kerr, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, Program Director, Art Therapy and Counseling Program
EmailPost-ArtTherapy@liu.edu

Program1: Clinical Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1996

Nazareth College of Rochester 
4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618-3790
Phone: 585-389-2538
Fax: 585-389-5134
Contact:  Renee van der Vennet, PhD, LCAT, LMHC, ATR-BC, CGP, Associate Professor
Email: rvander3@naz.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Science
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1992
Hillside Children’s Center; 1996 Nazareth College of Rochester

New York University 
34 Stuyvesant Street New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5726, 212-998-5727
Contact: Ikuko Acosta, PhD, ATR-BC, Director of Graduate Art Therapy Program
Emailia4@nyu.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1979

Pratt Institute 
North Hall, 200 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 718-399-4267
Fax: 718-636-3597
Contact: Dina Schapiro, LCAT, ATR-BC, Assistant Chair, of Creative Art Therapy Program and Director of the Graduate Arts Therapy Department
Email: Dschapir@pratt.edu
Website: Academic Year || Low Residency

Program1: Art Therapy and Creativity Development
Program1 Level: Master of Professional Studies
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: Initial Approval 1980 (Academic Year Program); Initial Approval 1994 (Low Residency Program)

School of Visual Arts 
209 East 23rd Street New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-592-2610
Fax: 212-592-2538
Contact: Deborah Farber, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, Art Therapy Department Chair
Emailarttherapy@sva.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Professional Studies
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 2007

Ohio

Ursuline College 
2550 Lander Road Pepper Pike, OH 44124
Phone: 440-646-8138
Fax: 440-684-6138
Contact: Gail Rule-Hoffman, MEd, ATR-BC, LPC-S, LICDC, Professor, Counseling and Art Therapy Department
Emailgrulehoffman@ursuline.edu

Program1: Counseling and Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1992

Oregon

Marylhurst University 
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43) Post Office Box 261 Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261
Phone: 503-699-6244
Contact: Mary Andrus, ATR-BC, LCPC, Program Director
Email: arttherapy@marylhurst.edu

Program1: Art Therapy Counseling
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1991

Pennsylvania

Drexel University 
Mailing address: 1601 Cherry Street, Mail Stop 7905, Philadelphia, PA 19102;
Physical address: 1601 Cherry Street, 7th Floor, Room 7103, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267-359-5511Fax: 267-359-5579
Contact: Natalie Carlton, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, Director of Graduate Art Therapy Programs
Alternate Contact: Kristen Scatton, Admissions Coordinator, kristen.scatton@drexel.edu
Email: n.carlton@drexel.edu 

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1979

Marywood University 
2300 Adams Avenue Scranton, PA 18509-1598
Phone: 570-348-6211 x2525
Fax: 570-340-6023
Contact: Stephanie Wise, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS
Email: swise@maryu.marywood.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1986

Seton Hill University 
Box AR110, Seton Hill Drive ,Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-830-1140
Contact: Dana Elmendorf, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Graduate Art Therapy Program
Email: elmendorf@setonhill.edu

Program1: Art Therapy with Specialization in Counseling
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 2000

Virginia

Eastern Virginia Medical School 
Post Office Box 1980 Norfolk, VA 23501-1980
Phone: 757-446-5895Fax: 757-446-6179
Contact: Mary Roberts, EdS, LPC, ATR-BC, Program Director and Assistant Professor,
Graduate Art Therapy & Counseling Program
Email: robertmr@evms.edu

Program1: Art Therapy and Counseling
Program1 Level: Master of Science
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1984

Washington

Antioch University-Seattle 
2326 Sixth Avenue Seattle, WA 98121-1814
Phone: 206-268-4818
Contact: Janice Hoshino, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LMFT
Emailjhoshino@antioch.edu

Program1: Psychology with Specialization in Child, Couple, and Family Therapy and Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 2003

Program2: Psychology with Specialization in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy
Program2 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program2: Approved
Initial Approval Program2: 2003

Program3: Psychology with Specialization in Art Therapy
Program3 Level: Master of Arts
Approval Status Program3: Approved
Initial Approval Program3: 2003

Wisconsin

Mount Mary University 
Caroline Hall 228 2900 N Menomonee River Parkway Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597
Phone: 414-256-1215
Fax: 414-256-1205
Contact: Chris Belkofer, PhD, ATR, Chair, Art Therapy Department
Emailbelkofec@mtmary.edu

Program1: Art Therapy
Program1 Level: Master of Science
Approval Status Program1: Approved
Initial Approval Program1: 1995

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS NOT INCLUDED UNDER THE EPAB APPROVAL PROCESS

The Educational Program Approval Board (EPAB) only approves Art Therapy Master’s Programs. A list of art therapy undergraduate and doctoral programs can be found here.

Please email changes or corrections for your listing to Barbara Florence.