Master of Arts in Art Therapy

How to Apply

Admission Prerequisites

In order to be considered for admission to this program, you must have completed a minimum of 18 credits in studio art, 12 credits in psychology, and 30 credits in the behavioral or social sciences and/or liberal arts disciplines. You are expected to show proficiency in the basic area of the visual arts: figurative drawing, painting, and clay modeling. The required prerequisite psychology courses are: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality (or Personality Development), and Child Psychology (or Developmental Psychology). Deficiencies in course credits may be made up either prior to admission or during the first semester that courses are available.

Students may participate in the program on a full or part-time basis. A two-year period is required for full-time completion. The Graduate Art Therapy program welcomes students from diverse cultural and national backgrounds.

Application Procedures

The next application deadline for Fall admission is February 1.

Follow the specific instructions outlined by NYU Steinhardt's Office of Graduate Admissions Application Guide for filing your application. 

Costs and Financial Aid

See details on Tuition and Expenses.

Learn more about Finanical Aid and Scholarships.

More Information

For questions about the Art Therapy program, including admission prerequisites and application procedures, please attend one of our Open House Sessions, during which you can also sit in on a class.

Thursday, October 20

5:30 – 6:30 pm                   Information Session for Applicants led by Marygrace Berberian
6:45 – 9:15 pm                   Art Therapy with Adolescents taught by Mia de Bethune

Tuesday, November 15

5:30 – 6:30 pm                   Information Session for Applicants led by Marygrace Berberian
6:45 – 9:15 pm                   Theory and Practice of Art Therapy taught by Renée Obstfeld

RSVP for one of these dates by emailing Dasha Daniels, Program Assistant: artt.assistant@gmail.com.