Graduate Admission

Whether your purpose for seeking a graduate degree is professional or personal, we can help you reach your educational goals.

Applying to our Graduate Programs

You can complete your application for admission online. Should you have any questions about the application or application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (800) 926-7692 or (812) 535-5106.  

Next Cohort Start Date: January 12, 2017

View more details about the MAAT program.

In order to apply for the Master of Art Therapy program, you must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Completed application material checklist.
  • Official transcript of all collegiate work (baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university required)
  • Art Portfolio showcasing 15-20 images including drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculpture and art in other art media forms.
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone knowledgeable of the applicant's professional or academic experience.
    Online Recommendation Form

Other requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher on any undergraduate coursework.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher on any graduate coursework.
  • Personal interview with Master of Art Therapy director and faculty.
  • 12 credit hours in psychology, including courses in the following:
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Life Span Developmental Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Theories of Personality or Education Psychology
  • 18 credit hours in studio art, including courses in the following:
    • Drawing (3 credit hours)
    • Painting (3 credit hours)
    • Ceramics (3 credit hours)
    • Sculpture (3 credit hours)
    • Other art media (6 credit hours)
  • Access to local registered art therapist near where the applicant lives.

Next Cohort Start Date: August 3, 2017

View more details about the MAMT program.

In order to apply for the Master of Music Therapy program you must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts of all collegiate work.
  • Biographical statement.
  • Audition tape showcasing musical talent.
  • Two letters or forms of recommendation.
    Online Recommendation Form

Other requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate degree in music therapy from an accredited college or university.
  • MT-BC Certificate  (Board certified music therapist)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 / 4.0 for all collegiate coursework.
  • 9 credit hours of coursework in psychology (including Abnormal Psychology)

Next Cohort Start Date: February 4, 2017.

View more details about the MHA program.

In order to apply for the MHA program you must submit the following:

  • Completed online application.
  • Official transcripts of all collegiate work. 
  • Documented records of the full-time employment obtained prior to admission.
  • At least two references (name, title and phone number), with one reference from the place of the full-time employment.
  • Personal statement should include answers to the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in this program?

    • How do your professional and academic goals relate to the program?

    • How have you prepared yourself to be successful in accelerated/hybrid courses while balancing your other commitments?

    • Please define how your prior full-time employment experience prepared you for being successful in the accelerated, hybrid academic environment.

    • What qualities do you possess that would help you be a successful leader in the field of healthcare administration?

    • Why do you think these qualities will help you be a successful leader?

Other requirements include:

  • An undergraduate degree of any discipline from HEI accredited in the United States.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 from all other higher education institutions (HEI) attended*.
  • Demonstrated readiness for success in an accelerated, intensive learning environment through a written personal statement and a personal interview.
  • Access to a WiFi-enabled laptop computer with Windows XP / Vista / 7 or Mac OS 10 or higher.
  • Access to a high-speed Internet connection (DSL, cable, etc.).

 

(Note: The personal statement will be scored according to writing (grammar and construction, responsiveness to question prompts), a demonstration of ability to succeed in accelerated, hybrid courses and professional dedication.

*Applicants with GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed on the case by case basis.

Students can transfer up to nine (9) credit hours of graduate of work completed in other accredited HEI. Course requirements will apply.


Next Cohort Start Date: February 4, 2017.

View more details about the MLD program.

In order to apply for the MLD program you must submit the following:

  • Completed online application.
  • Official transcripts of all collegiate work. 
  • Resume documenting a minimum of two years of work experience.
  • One-to-two page essay describing your interest in the MLD program, your selected Focus Area, and what you hope to gain from the program.
  • Two letters or forms of recommendation: Online Recommendation Form

Other requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 / 4.0 or higher for any undergraduate coursework.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 / 4.0 or higher for any graduate coursework.
  • Access to a WiFi-enabled laptop computer with Windows XP / Vista / 7 or Mac OS 10 or higher.
  • Access to a high-speed Internet connection (DSL, cable, etc.).

Send required application materials to:

Office of Graduate Admission

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
1 St Mary of Woods Coll
Saint Mary of the Woods, IN  47876-1099

A Note About Official College Transcripts

Federal law requires college transcripts be sent directly from the originating college where the coursework was completed. We cannot accept transcripts sent or delivered by students.