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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: Jeff Chitwood 

Coordinator of Graduate & International Recruitment
Office of Admissions
Phone: (618) 650-2741


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, 3 hours of art therapy or art education, and 12 hours of psychology, including developmental and abnormal psychology, and one course in statistics. Applicants with deficiencies will be required to take prerequisite course work before classified status is approved.

Admission Procedures

 apply online

• $30 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)

All applications will initially be reviewed by faculty.

Finalists will be asked to attend a two-day group interview with faculty and current students on February 27 and 28, 2015.

Secretary Department of Art and Design:

Janet Hupp

The application deadline is January 15, 2015

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