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MA, Drama Therapy

Our advanced clinical training in counseling and course work in drama therapy will prepare you to promote health and wellbeing in a range of wellness contexts.

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Develop Research Skills and Focus Your Studies on Drama Therapy

Deepen your understanding of drama therapy and become a competent researcher in the field. There are three options for doctoral study in drama therapy at NYU.

PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences

Prepare for a fulfilling academic career in research and teaching in the rehabilitation sciences through interdisciplinary study across health fields.

PhD, Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities

Conduct cutting-edge and innovative research that addresses the most pressing questions in the cultural and educational arenas of theatre.

EdD, Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities

Prepare for roles such as principal, curriculum developer, and policy analyst in this practice-based doctorate with an emphasis on arts-based research methods.

News and Events

Sociodrama Directing Skills: A Two-Day Intensive

In accordance with the latest NYU Coronavirus policy, this event is canceled and will be postponed.

Rasaboxes: An Introduction for Drama Therapists

In accordance with the latest NYU Coronavirus policy, this event is canceled and will be postponed.

Positively Shameless

Due to travel restrictions surrounding the Coronavirus, the performers for "Positively Shameless" are unable to come. Therefore, performances for "Positively Shameless" have been canceled.

Workshop with Artists in Residence: The Positively Shameless Ensemble

Due to travel restrictions surrounding the Coronavirus, the performers for "Positively Shameless" are unable to come. Therefore, this event has been canceled.

Drama Therapy Stages Pilot Production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof SR.' with Senior Community Members

The program worked with members of Penn South to perform a special adaptation of the hit Broadway musical.

NYU Sends Delegation to the UN

Dr. Nisha Sajnani was invited by Christopher Bailey, Chair of the Arts and Health working group of the World Health Organization, to bring a drama therapy delegation to a special session of the 12th UN Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Can Art Save Lives? Questions for Nisha Sajnani on How Drama Therapy Heals

Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT-BCT, is an associate professor at NYU Steinhardt and the director of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Drama Therapy Program.

Nisha Sajnani Receives NADTA Gertrud Schattner Award

The North American Drama Therapy Association has awarded Dr. Nisha Sajnani, director the Drama Therapy program, the Gertrud Schattner Award, the highest honor that the organization bestows.