Art Therapy (M.A.)


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Art Therapy Student Project Wins Awards from Entertainment Industries Council and Mental Health America of Westmoreland County

Dana Elmendorf, assistant professor of art therapy, and Seton Hill art therapy graduate students accept the Media & Mental Health Generation Next award in the social media category for their short video “UnMasking Mental Health.” 

For this project, Dana also received Mental Health America of Westmoreland County's Prevention Award, which honors community members who are leaders in mental health.

Art Therapy Student & Recent Grad's Summer Youth Empowerment Work Culminates in Rally for Change

Sonya Dugal, a current master of art in art therapy student, and Sara Cindric, a recent graduate of the program, spent the summer of 2014 working for MGR Youth Empowerment in Pittsburgh. Sonya and Sara’s students used art to create messages about ending violence; their art was showcased at the August 6, 2014 Youth Rally for Change.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Students Hold Rally for Peace at Brashear High

WTAE TV: Hundreds of Students Hold Rally for Change at Brashear High School

New Seton Hill Arts Center Opening Fall 2015!

Featuring: sculpture, graphic design, metalsmithing, clay, photography, printmaking, drawing and painting studios; welding facilities and a foundry; art therapy and education studios; Harlan Gallery.

Are you... artistic, sensitive, intuitive, compassionate?

Do the words ART and THERAPY resonate for you when you hear them mentioned together? 

If so, maybe art therapy is the professional path you were meant to pursue. 

At Seton Hill we offer a Master of Arts in art therapy with a specialization in counseling. The program prepares you to combine your love of art and your desire to help others into one creative, inspiring and meaningful career. 

Art therapy is based on the belief that when we make art we embark on a voyage of self-discovery. 

The Seton Hill University graduate art therapy program is designed to develop compassionate scholar-practitioners. The art therapy classes are experiential and students make art in almost every class. They learn from their own art and the art of others about the power of art to transform feelings, thoughts and lives.

Professional preparation is guided by standards established by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). 


The Seton Hill M.A. in Art Therapy with specialization in counseling has been approved by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) since 2000. The program couples a strong foundation in counseling with an in-depth exploration of art therapy theory and practice.

Our Faculty

Seton Hill's Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program courses are taught by credentialed professionals in the fields of art therapy, counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Most faculty engage in part-time clinical work in addition to their teaching and supervising responsibilities. 

The Seton Hill Visual Arts Center

The Seton Hill Visual Arts Center in downtown Greensburg, Pa., houses Seton Hill's Art Therapy Program and large painting and drawing studios. The Visual Arts Center is located in Greensburg's Cultural District, which features a variety of local arts organizations and venues, including the new Seton Hill Performing Arts Center. The Visual Arts Center (215 S. Pennsylvania Ave.) is walking distance from main campus, and is also served by Seton Hill's student shuttle.

Harlan Gallery

Seton Hill's Harlan Gallery is a professional venue that features student work and a variety of exhibitions by renowned artists.

Marriage & Family Therapy

Seton Hill also offers a Master of Arts in marriage and family therapy.