Healing Through Art

Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education LogoAt Seton Hill University, you can combine your love of art and your desire to support others into one inspiring and meaningful career. The fully accredited M.A. in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling Program is both clinical and art-based, designed to teach the skills necessary for the effective practice of art therapy and counseling in a variety of environments.  A strong foundation in applied psychology is coupled with an in-depth exploration of art therapy theory and practice. 

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Why an M.A. in Art Therapy with a Specialization in Counseling from Seton Hill University? 

CAAHEP LogoThe Seton Hill Art Therapy with Counseling program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org ) upon the recommendation of The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education. Here, you will enjoy an academic experience that is reflective, transformative, collaborative and designed for livable learning. 

Everything You Need to SucceedArts Center

  • The educational requirements needed to attain credentials as a nationally recognized Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
  • Full-time core art therapy faculty along with expert faculty from related mental health fields.
  • Emphasis on self-exploration and personal growth, along with critical thinking and the acquisition of clinical skills. 


  • Art-making throughout the curriculum in the fully-stocked art studios of Seton Hill’s award-winning Arts Center.
  • Coursework supported by firsthand experience as you learn and practice the artistic and therapeutic skills needed to be an effective, culturally competent and ethical provider of art therapy.
  • A livable learning schedule. Come to campus just two nights a week for five semesters, then enter your internship year.

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  • Seton Hill’s Mobile Learning Program provides all full-time students with MacBook Air laptops.
  • Family systems theory courses taught by marriage and family therapists. 
  • Aid & scholarships available!

Your Career in Art Therapy

Seton Hill's Art Therapy with Specialization in Counseling M.A. Has a 100% Career Placement Rate!

Employment/Positive Placement 
100% - Students Graduating August 2020 - May 2021American Art Therapy Association Logo
100% - Students Graduating August 2021 - May 2022
100% - Students Graduating August 2022 - May 2023

At Seton Hill University, we will provide you with the theory, skills and supervised experience needed to practice art therapy effectively. Our graduates have worked in:

  • Bereavement and Hospice Care
  • Family Therapy Wrap-Around Services
  • Victim Trauma Services Centers
  • Child Therapy Outpatient Clinics
  • Addiction and Recovery Centers
  • Private Practice
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
  • Museum Community Outreach
  • Refugee and Immigrant Centers 
  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Autism Services

Learn more about becoming a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Clinician.

Expert, Credentialed Faculty Expert Faculty

The M.A. in Art Therapy Program faculty includes credentialed art therapists and faculty credentialed in related fields, such as counseling and marriage and family therapy. Core art therapy faculty members are nationally board-certified art therapists who are also licensed as professional counselors in the state of Pennsylvania. 

Faculty have expertise in:

  • The developmental needs of young professionals before and after graduation, including the transitional years from graduation to credentialing. 
  • Trauma-informed  care and integration with art-based approaches.
  • Clinical practice experience working with children through adults in a variety of agencies and across a continuum of care including standard mental health agencies and community-based settings.
  • The changing healthcare marketplace and the art therapy competencies most needed by employers.

In addition, art therapy faculty have:

  • A strong network of connections to organizations providing counseling and art therapy services throughout the region.
  • A commitment to service to the profession. Seton Hill Art Therapy Program faculty provide supervision, workshops and trainings to art therapists and related professionals and are active in the national art therapy professional association. 

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