Wayne State University

M.A. in Counseling with Concentration in Art Therapy

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in  Counseling with an Art Therapy area of interest is one of two options for art therapy preparation at Wayne State University. This option prepares students as art therapist/counselors who are eligible to earn both counseling and art therapy professional credentials following graduation.  This program was awarded its initial "Approval" (accreditation) status by the American Art Therapy Association in  2008.

Members of the art therapy and counseling faculty bring not only academic but also practical experience to the program. All counseling faculty are doctoral-prepared counselor-educators.  Opportunities to learn and practice art therapy, counseling, and an integration of art therapy and counseling occur throughout the curriculum in service-learning, practicum, and internship assignments. Counseling/art therapy students complete a practicum in counseling in addition to the art therapy practicum class. Internships are arranged at agencies where students are able to develop an integration of art therapy and counseling skills.