Department of
Counselor Education


Dual Curriculum -
Art Therapy and Clinical Counseling


This collaborative endeavor between the two programs is designed to allow students to achieve two degrees within three years of study. Through completing a three-year curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Science in Art Therapy Counseling AND the Master of Science in Clinical Counseling. Students interested in pursuing the dual curriculum must apply to both the Art Therapy program AND the Clinical Counseling program.



The mission of the dual curriculum in Art Therapy and Clinical Counseling is to prepare competent professionals who think purposefully, creatively and ethically with a dual professional identity. The dual curriculum is holistic in focus, exposing students to theoretical, ethical, legal, and multicultural components of mental health professions.

We stress the importance of the counselor-client relationship and the psychological constructs involved in the art making and reflection processes. We strive to inspire professionals who will advance both counseling and art therapy theory, practice and research as well as provide service to those in need. By maintaining a low student-to-faculty ratio, both programs provide quality individual attention and help to meet needs of increasingly diverse student body.

There are three options in the Dual Curriculum program: no concentration, Mental Health Counseling Concentration, and Addictions Concentration.