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Dual Curriculum

Art Therapy & Clinical Psychology

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Dual Curriculum - Art Therapy & Clinical Psychology

Candidates pursuing this option may earn two masters degrees by completing a shared, three-year curriculum. Program completers will receive both the Master of Science in Art Therapy Counseling AND the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Program graduates are eligible to apply for national credentials and professional licensing in Kansas.

There are 30 shared credit hours between the Art Therapy Counseling and Master of Science in Clinical Psychology programs:

AT 800 Art Therapy Foundations (3 hrs)

AT 802 Developmental & Treatment Models in Art Therapy (3 hrs)

AT 804 Art Therapy Advanced Assessment & Techniques in Relationships & Families (3 hrs)

CE 708 Multicultural Counseling (3 hrs)

ER 851 Research Design and Writing (3 hrs)

PY 827 Seminar in Psychopathology (3 hrs)

PY 847 Techniques of Psychotherapy (3 hrs)

PY 848 Family and Group Systems Psychotherapy (3 hrs)

PY 806 Personality Assessment & Report Writing (3 hrs)

PY 857 Statistics II (3 hrs)

Total Shared Hours = 30

Additional course requirements are as follows:


AT 810 Introduction to Art Therapy Research (2 hrs)

AT 812 Applied Art Therapy Research (2 hrs)

AT 708 Art Media & Material Use in Art Therapy (3 hrs)

AT 80 I Art Therapy Group Dynamics & Special Populations (2 hrs)

CE 830 Group Processes in Counseling (3 hrs)

CE 893 Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling (3 hrs)

AT 850 Art Therapy Thesis (3 hrs)
AT 849 Art Therapy Masters Project (3 hrs)

AT 835 Art Therapy Internship (greater than or equal to 6 hrs)

Electives (6 hrs)

Elective Credits for AT Master's Project (3 hrs)

Total Hours = 30


PY 807 Projective Assessment & MMPI (3 hrs)

PY 846 Assessment of Intelligence (3 hrs)

PY 849 Ethics & Professional Practice (3 hrs)

PY 858 Interdisciplinary Referral & Collaboration (3 hrs)

PY 859 Internship (6 hrs)

PY 703 Neuropsychology & Brain Function Scientific (3 hrs)

Scientific Electives (6 hrs)

Total Hours = 30

Total Hours for Dual Degree in Art Therapy & Clinical Psychology = 90

* If you are pursuing the dual curriculum option in either Art Therapy Counseling and Clinical Counseling or Art Therapy Counseling and Clinical Psychology, you must make application to each program separately.


Admission Requirements

To pursue a master's degree in Art Therapy Counseling, you need to apply through ESU's Graduate School before your information is evaluated for admittance by the Department of Counselor Education.

You need to complete all necessary admission requirements prior to enrolling in courses.

An admissions committee composed of faculty members will consider the following criteria in deciding whether or not to recommend a person for admission:

  1. Completed graduate school application online;
  2. Official transcripts showing an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally (or equivalent) accredited institution;
  3. Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale or a 3.25 on the last 60 semester hours, and/or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  4. Writing style and content of program application;
  5. Education and employment history: Please mention any volunteer or work experience with special populations in online application;
  6. Three references, at least one from a current or former psychology professor. Reference forms are available online, however, letters are preferred;
  7. Invited interviews with faculty for selected applications. Interviews may be conducted in person or via distance technology.
  8. Attitudinal and behavioral attributes deemed conducive to success in the program and discipline;
  9. Completed Art Therapy Counseling program application online or by contacting the Counselor Education Department at 620-341-5220.
  10. Applicants interested in the dual program with Clinical Counseling or Psychology must complete a separate application.
  11. Prerequisite of 12 semester hours of psychology to include Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology;
  12. 18 credit hours of studio art coursework; and,
  13. Electronic portfolio with 15-20 examples of artwork demonstrating competence with a range of media.

All qualified applicants to Counselor Education receive equal consideration for admission, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, gender, familial or parental status, marital status, sexual orientation or identity, religious or non-religious beliefs, age, disability, military or veteran status, or socioeconomic status. ESU provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities, as requested from Student Accessibility & Support Services. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Contact Us

Phone + Email

Dr. Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, Program Director
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Carleen Dvorak, Administrator
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Mailing Address

Department of Counselor Education
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801

Physical Address

Department of Counselor Education
(off of the ESU main campus)
1601 State St., Emporia
The Earl Center, Upper Level