Grounded in the healing potential of making, viewing, and engaging with art, Syracuse University’s new art therapy program will prepare you to employ art-based approaches to counseling when working with diverse populations in a range of clinical and community-based settings.

The 60-credit master of science degree in art therapy is a hybrid program that will engage you in an integrated approach to learning that includes two on-campus residencies and participation in a dynamic online learning environment. Experiential learning is employed throughout the curriculum to support your engagement with academic material while providing opportunities to use the “tools of the trade” to integrate theory with practice as you prepare for clinical art therapy practice.

Our small cohort size promotes a supportive and collaborative learning experience among students and faculty.

The art therapy program fulfills the educational requirements you’ll need to qualify for professional credentials in art therapy administered nationally by the Art Therapy Credentials Board. Our program also meets the educational requirements to qualify students for the License in Creative Arts Therapy (LCAT) in New York State and also meets educational requirements in other states (see website for details).