In the art therapy/counseling program, you will become a professional who is able to integrate art and psychology as a vehicle for healing. The program trains students through a course of study that blends theory, technique, and practice. With classes in art therapy, counseling, psychology, research, and studio art, you’ll develop your artistic and creative skills in large, studio spaces, while also training to conduct research.

And, you’ll quickly translate your knowledge into real-world skills, starting with a practicum experience in your second semester. Internship opportunities begin in year two, and provide the chance to work with individuals and groups of all ages who are experiencing mental illness, emotional and behavioral challenges, cancer, medical issues, brain injuries, or sexual and domestic abuse. Graduates from this program are master's-level clinicians who can jump right into the workforce, or pursue additional licensure opportunities, which will allow them to become licensed art therapists. 

Why study art therapy/counseling?

Experience the best of two worlds—art and psychology—in the Springfield College master's-level art therapy/counseling program. 

Art therapy/counseling student in class at Springfield College
Studying Art Therapy/Counseling (Master's Degree) At Springfield College

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  • American Art Therapy Association
    4875 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 240
    Alexandria, VA 22304

  • (888) 209-0878


Our art therapy/counseling program is approved by the American Art Therapy Association.