Master of Arts in Art Therapy

Now accepting applications.

The Master of Arts in Art Therapy degree program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC)  is designed for persons who utilize or plan to utilize art in therapy or art as therapy. The 60 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 (AATA), 
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.

Read more about the MAAT program.

Conveniently Earn your Master's

With minimal residency requirements, the flexibility of the Master of Art Therapy degree program is ideal for students who cannot pursue an art therapy degree by traditional means and would benefit from the ability to take online classes. This hybrid program allows you to earn a majority of your art therapy degree online.

How does the program work?

Program Prerequisites

These courses must be completed before enrolling in the MAAT program.

Undergraduate psychology courses are offered through online classes in 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