Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment. The faculty of the art therapy program have diverse philosophies and areas of interest, providing students with a multifaceted learning experience.
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, internships and global travel. The online classes allow for interactions between students and faculty.
Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities. Online learning is provided through Bright Space/D2L and Zoom.
Use the creative power of art to change someone’s life.
Edinboro’s Master of Arts in Counseling-Art Therapy is the nation’s first standard-compliant accreditation granted by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the largest programmatic accreditor of health science professions in the country at the recommendation of the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE). Edinboro University’s graduate Art Therapy programs integrate both counseling and visual arts practice, engaging the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. The program can be completed completely online, or in a combination of online and face-to-face classes.
Master of Arts in Counseling-Art Therapy
We provide training for students dedicated to achieving excellence in counseling, art therapy education, research, and clinical and community service while fostering the highest ethical standards. The program integrates both counseling and visual arts practice, engaging the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. Edinboro’s art therapy program is ranked #8 in the nation by Nonprofit Colleges Online’s “Students Before Profits Award,” approved by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Commission on Accreditation, and meets the educational requirements, according to the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB), to qualify students for registration as an art therapist.
● Program can be completed 100% online or with a mix of on-campus courses and online courses.
● 60-credit graduate program designed using the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) educational guidelines.
● Provides students with the educational requirements to attain credentials as a nationally Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
● Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Master of Arts in Counseling-Clinical Mental Health with Post-Master’s Certificate in Art Therapy
This program prepares students as clinical mental health counselors with an emphasis in art therapy. Students receive an MA in Counseling-Clinical Mental Health with a certificate in Art Therapy. The MA program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Art Therapy certificate program is approved by National Association of School of Art and Design (NASAD) Commission on Accreditation and meets the educational requirements, according to the ART Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB), to qualify you for your Registration as an Art Therapist (ATR). This program is designed to meet American Art Therapy Association (AATA) requirements.
Graduates of the program meet educational requirements for registration as an art therapist as well as requirements to be eligible for state Licensure as a Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania.
Post-Master’s Certificate in Art Therapy
The nationally ranked Post-Master’s Certificate in Art Therapy program trains current mental health practitioners in art therapy approaches and techniques to qualify them to apply for their Registered Art Therapist (ATR) Credentials. The program focuses on art therapy practice, theory, assessment, ethics and professional functioning.
With a Master of Arts in Counseling-Art Therapy degree from Edinboro, you will be prepared for a career where you can truly make a difference.
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140 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444