June 3, 2021


AATA is pleased to announce that two art therapy master’s programs received initial accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) this spring. The CAAHEP Board approved the accreditation recommendation by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE) for the art therapy graduate programs at both Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Herron School of Art and Design – IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana in May 2021.

To date, 17 art therapy programs have received initial accreditation:

The AATA is proud to sponsor the CAAHEP accreditation process managed by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE). As the quality review of master’s level art therapy programs continues to transition over the next several years, it is important to remember that both AATA approved and newly CAAHEP accredited programs prepare their students for entry-level skills and post-graduate certification as an art therapist.