healing the mind and body
Through the therapeutic power of art.
Art Therapy Program
Art Therapy by the Numbers
Average Retention Rate
Average Graduate Employment Rate*
*Positive placement within six months
What We Offer
Offering training from experts, the curriculum enables students to study trauma theory in the classroom and then apply those lessons to real-life client work.
In the GW Art Therapy Clinic, students gain experience alongside registered, board-certified faculty while giving back to the local community.
GW's program is unique in the field for our international focus, offering research and study abroad opportunities in India, Hong Kong, Croatia and more.
Students complete nearly 1,000 hours of clinical training, many of which may be applied toward professional licensure in art therapy after graduation.
“Not only has this program provided me with a deeper understanding of the field of art therapy, but it has helped me to foster a deeper understanding of myself. By cultivating more self awareness and strengthening my own identity as an aspiring art therapist, I feel better equipped to enter into the helping profession with confidence.”
The Art Therapy Program at the George Washington University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE).
CAAHEP manages the ACATE accreditation process.
The Art Therapy Program at the George Washington University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.