MS - Art Therapy (Post Master's)
Emporia Main Campus
60 credit hours
Do you already have a master's degree? The post-master’s Master of Science in Art Therapy is designed for professionals already holding a master’s degree in a related master's licensed field, such as social work or counseling, who would like to pursue a dual identity as an art therapist.
Our faculty combines strengths in clinical experience with diverse populations; highly regarded book, article, and chapter publications; research skills; innumerable professional presentations; fine arts training and practice; and state, national, and international professional service and networking to offer students an exemplary art therapy education.
Art Therapy is a human service profession that utilizes art media, images, the creative art process and patient/client responses to the created productions as reflections of an individual’s development, abilities, personality, interests, concerns, and conflicts. Our two-year degree program results in a Master of Science in Art Therapy Counseling.
By maintaining a low student-to-faculty ratio, the Art Therapy program provides quality individual attention and helps to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse student body. Our faculty combines strengths in clinical experience with diverse populations, research skills, fine arts training, state and national professional service, and international networking to offer students an exemplary art therapy education.
The Department of Counselor Education also offers the unique option culminating in candidates earning two graduate degrees through this program through our dual degree programs.
The Emporia State University Art Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education.
The Emporia State University Art Therapy Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Length of Program
The M.S. in Art Therapy (Post Master's) is designed to be completed in two academic years, but part-time students are welcome. Students generally enter the program in the fall semester but may elect to begin the program in other enrollment periods (spring and summer) to either eliminate prerequisites or to pick up non-sequence courses. However, beginning in spring will result in a minimum of 2.5 years for degree completion, but course load will be slightly lighter.
View the program requirements here (pdf).