Art Therapy/Counseling Careers and Internships | Springfield College

Art Therapy/Counseling Careers and Internships


Students who study graduate art therapy/counseling at Springfield College will complete a 100-hour practicum worth three credits. Students also will complete a 600-hour internship worth six credits to earn their degree. This internship allows students to put their classroom knowledge to work in the field.


In a recent survey of 2021-22 graduates, 80 percent of students in the art therapy/counseling program who responded reported being employed (with 20 percent continuing their education). A survey of our 2019-20 and 2020-2021 graduates showed a 100 percent employment rate from those who responded. A sampling of our 2021-2023 graduate employers and job titles is below.

Company NameJob TitleLocation
Artlighten LLCArt TherapistWatertown, CT
Behavioral Health NetworkCounselorSpringfield, MA
Boston Behavior Learning CentersBehavioral AnalystBoston, MA

Center for Human Development


Easthampton, Holyoke, 
Springfield, MA 

Community Health Connections


Fitchburg, MA 

Community Support Options


Northampton & 
Springfield, MA

Cutchen Programs for Children and Families


Northampton, MA

Gosnold Program


Falmouth, MA 

River Valley Counseling Center


Holyoke, MA

Sevita Mentor


Springfield MA 

Swansea Wood School 
(Justice Resource Institute)


Swansea, MA

The Arc of Rensselaer CountyBehavior Health SpecialistTroy, NY

Retention Rates

Cohort of students who started program in AY 2017-18, with anticipated graduation year of 2020: 100% retention, 100% positive employment placement rate

Started AY 2018-19, anticipated graduation year of 2021: 71% retention, 100% positive employment placement rate

Started AY 2019-20, anticipated graduation year of 2022: 60% retention, 100% positive employment placement rate

Studying Art Therapy/Counseling (Master's Degree) At Springfield College