Advanced Certificate in Art Therapy
The 30-credit Advanced Certificate in Art Therapy is designed for returning students possessing a BA/BS degree in Art, Art Education, or Human Service fields. The Certificate prepares students for a number of different career opportunities in areas such as activity therapy, creativity arts experiences, arts and crafts, and counseling positions at human service agencies and in school systems.
Students in Advanced Certificate program follow the same guidelines and educational standards of the American Art Therapy Association. Students in the program are prepared for study at the graduate level in Art Therapy.
The course work can be completed in two years of study, taking two classes a term.
||Art Therapy I
||Art Therapy II
||Art Therapy III
||Art Therapy V
||Intro to Psychology
* Descriptions are available in the Course Catalog
Students also select electives from art and psychology.
Cost and Career Information
In compliance with the “gainful employment” regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, Mercyhurst is disclosing certain cost and career information to prospective students. You can view this information by clicking here.
An bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in Art, Art Education, or Human Service fields with an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
Prospective students must meet with the director of the Art Therapy program to present the intent of his or her interest in the program prior to being admitted.
To request an information packet, please contact the Adult and Graduate Programs Office at (814) 824-2270 or e-mail the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please include your full mailing address.
When you are ready to apply, you can apply online
. Then arrange to have all of your undergraduate transcripts forwarded to the following address:
Adult & Graduate Programs Office
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546