Art Therapy (M.A.)


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New Seton Hill Arts Center Opened Fall 2015!

Featuring: sculpture, graphic design, metalsmithing, clay, photography, printmaking, drawing, painting, dance, art therapy and education studios, welding facilities, a foundry and Harlan Gallery. The new Arts Center is located right at the foot of "the Hill," at 205 West Otterman Street in Greensburg's historic arts corridor.

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.

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. 

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.