Art Therapy (MAAT)
Now accepting applications.
Final Application Deadline: all application materials due by May 31.
The Master of Arts in Art Therapy degree program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) is designed for persons who utilize or plan to utilize art in therapy or art as therapy. The 60 semester credit hour curriculum offers a focus in creativity and spirituality. The program combines a distance learning hybrid format with local clinical experiences with a registered art therapist, to create a flexible yet personal learning atmosphere.
Heralded by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), SMWC is the only distance art therapy hybrid program to gain its approval. MAAT faculty, who are leaders in the field, deliver this top-notch program to busy professionals. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply early to secure your position in the cohort.
Conveniently Earn your Master's
With minimal residency requirements, the flexibility of the Master of Art Therapy degree program is ideal for students who cannot pursue an art therapy degree by traditional means and would benefit from the ability to take online classes. This hybrid program allows you to earn a majority of your art therapy degree online.
These courses must be completed before enrolling in the MAAT program.
- 12 semester hours in psychology including:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Life Span Developmental Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Theories of Personality
Undergraduate psychology courses are offered through online classes in Woods Online.
- 18 semester hours in studio art including:
- drawing (3 credit hours)
- painting (3 credit hours)
- ceramics (3 credit hours)
- sculpture (3 credit hours)
- Other art media (6 credit hours)
We will also accept private instruction, with documentation, for art credits; 135 clock hours in a media suffices for a 3 credit hour college class.
Download the art therapy application checklist to view exactly what you need to enroll in the program! MAAT Application Checklist