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 The application deadline for fall admission to the Art Therapy Counseling Program is January 15 of  the preceding academic year. In order to ensure a quality program with individualized instruction, only  10 students will be accepted into the program each fall.

 In order to receive more information about this program or the admissions process.

 Please contact:

 Kaitlyn Elliott, Graduate Assistant at


 In addition to the general admission requirements of the Graduate School, an applicant must hold a  baccalaureate degree in art studio, art education, psychology, or a related field. Prior to admission prospective students must show evidence of having completed 18 hours of art studio, and  12 hours of psychology, including developmental and abnormal psychology, and  psychological  statistics. Applicants with deficiencies will be required to take prerequisite course  work before classified status is approved.


Admission Procedures

 apply online

• $41.10 Application fee

• Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities, sent directly from the college

• Portfolio of personal artwork comprised of 12-15 digital jpeg images in pdf or PowerPoint via email to

• 3 letters of recommendation from professional or academic references (there is no set form)

• Scores from the GRE

• Resume

• Statement of Intent (500 words or fewer)

Application supporting materials may be submitted via email to You may collect the letters of recommendation and submit them or give this email address directly to your recommenders. GRE scores can be submitted directly from the test provider to SIUE using code 1759. Digital portfolios can be submitted as a powerpoint or PDF file via email. 

All applications will initially be reviewed by faculty.

Finalists will be invited to attend a two-day group interview with faculty and current students.

If you are applying for Fall 2017 please reserve the dates of February 24 & 25, 2017.

Secretary Department of Art and Design:

Janet Hupp

The application deadline is January 15, 2017

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