Alumni Outcomes

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GW Art Therapy Program alumni are employed in a range of fields, reflecting the many potential applications of the discipline. They have served as presidents of the American Art Therapy Association and editors of the peer-reviewed Art Therapy Journal. They present research, publish and teach; direct art therapy graduate programs; and continue to work with diverse clientele in a variety of settings. 



Graduate Outcomes


Graduate Satisfaction

  • 95% rated “excellent” or “very good” for integration of current developments in the field
  • 95% say “strongly agree” or “agree” for “My education prepared me for my career”
  • 93% would “definitely” or “probably” recommend GW Art Therapy to others pursuing art therapy education
  • Employer Satisfaction: 100% of site supervisors indicating student excellence


Graduate Employment Rate
  • 94.4% (2020)
  • 92.9% (2019)
  • 95.8% (2018)
Student Retention Rate
  • 85.0% (2020)
  • 96.4% (2019)
  • 96.4% (2018)
Art Therapy Credentials Board Exam Pass Rate

97% first attempt (compared to 86.8% national average)



Kate Baasch

"The Art Therapy Program at GW not only prepared me to be a thoughtful clinician but also helped me to articulate the skills that I learned and compete for careers in the mental health field."

Kate Baasch, MA '09
Senior Clinical Case Manager, Miriam's Kitchen



Recent Alumni Employers



  • Accotink Academy
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • Capital Region Children’s Center
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • Green Door Behavioral Health
  • JourneyPure



  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute
  • The Renfrew Center
  • Sagebrush Treatment Center
  • Southwest Counseling Service
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Workhouse Arts Center

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