Master of Arts in Art Therapy

with an Emphasis in Counseling

Make a Difference

With a master of arts in art therapy, you can make a difference in people’s lives. Focusing on spirituality and creativity, the MAAT program, with its emphasis in counseling, is designed to prepare you — professionally and personally — to become a responsible and ethical art therapist engaged in holistic healing.

How it works

Students attend three residencies per year bringing opportunities for cohort building and cooperative face-to-face art therapy experiences which add strength to the online portion of each course.

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In their own words

An alum shares how MAAT impacted her life.


“I love the caliber of the faculty and the camaraderie and diversity of the students.”

– Ginger Wallace, alumna

MAAT is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor of the health sciences professions.

The MAAT curriculum is designed according to the American Art Therapy Association.

The SMWC MAAT program was established in January 2000.