Art Therapy (MAAT)
Accepting applications for Fall 2015
Final Application Deadline: all application materials due by April 30, 2015.
The Master of Arts in Art Therapy program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is designed for persons who utilize or plan to utilize art in therapy or art as therapy. The 51 semester credit hour curriculum offers a focus in creativity and spirituality. The program combines a distance learning hybrid format with local clinical experiences with a registered art therapist, to create a flexible yet personal learning atmosphere.
Heralded by the American Art Therapy Association, SMWC is the only distance art therapy hybrid program to gain its approval. MAAT faculty, who are leaders in the field, deliver this top-notch program to busy professionals. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply early to secure your position in the cohort.
Conveniently Earn your Master's
With minimal residency requirements, the flexibility of the Master of Art Therapy program is ideal for students who cannot pursue a degree by traditional means.
These courses must be completed before enrolling in the MAAT program.
- 12 semester hours in psychology including:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Life Span Developmental Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Theories of Personality
- 18 semester hours in studio art including:
- drawing (3 credit hours)
- painting (3 credit hours)
- ceramics (3 credit hours)
- sculpture (3 credit hours)
- Other art media (6 credit hours)
Undergraduate psychology courses are offered through Woods Online.
We will also accept private instruction, with documentation, for art credits; 135 clock hours in a media suffices for a 3 credit hour college class.
Download the art therapy application checklist to view exactly what you need to enroll in the program! MAAT Application Checklist