Master of Arts in Art Therapy
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.Learn more
Virtual Exhibition: Journey and Emerging Identity: Paths to Becoming
A virtual art exhibition from the 2022-23 MAAT cohort.Explore the Exhibition
“I love the caliber of the faculty and the camaraderie and diversity of the students.”
– Ginger Wallace, alumna
The MAAT curriculum is designed according to the American Art Therapy Association.
The SMWC MAAT program was established in January 2000.
Employment Outcomes & Retention Rates
Master of Arts in Art Therapy & Counseling Graduates
|Survey of Graduates|
|Student reporting employment in field within 6-12 months||5||3||13|
*Based on students entering MAAT program for the first-time between 2016-17 and 2019-20
** Positive Placement rate based on returned surveys and students reporting employment within 6-12 months