|Fall - February 1
|Standardized test scores:
|GRE is not required.
|The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic is required of all applicants except those who hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States or from an institution located in a country in which English is the official language, provided English was the language of instruction.
|Minimum scores for the M.A. program are:
|- Academic IELTS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0; or
|- TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
|- PTE Academic: 68
|Two (2) recommendations
|Prior academic records:
|Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
|If transcripts are in a language other than English, English language translations must be provided. The English translation alone should be uploaded into your application.
|A bachelor's degree, with 18 credits in art, including painting, drawing, and ceramics/sculpture/3D/figurative clay, and 12 credits in the behavioral and/or social sciences, including abnormal psychology and human development. Coursework grades must be B or above to be accepted.
|Statement of Purpose:
|In an essay of approximately 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study in Art Therapy and specifically why you are interested in the GW Program. Include why you have chosen this field over any other you considered and what led you to this decision. We are not looking for a reiteration of your CV, but rather your exploration of the field, your sense of self awareness, and your level of maturity.
|An interview is required; options available for international applicants.
|Please submit your portfolio directly to the Art Therapy Department via email or Google Drive at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can submit a PDF, PowerPoint presentation or individual photos. Please follow this link for specific requirements:https://arttherapy.columbian.gwu.edu/admissions-aid.
|Course Summary Sheet:
|Applicants must submit an Art Therapy Course Summary Sheet with their applications. The template may be downloaded from the Art Therapy Department website.
|International applicants only:
|Please follow this link - https://columbian.gwu.edu/international-graduate-applicants - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Graduate Studies
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street NW, Phillips Hall 107
Washington DC 20052
For additional information about the admissions process visit the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions page.
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
61 credits including 900 internship hours.
|History and Theory of Art Therapy
|Human Development and Art Therapy I: Child and Adolescent
|Human Development and Art Therapy II: Adults and Senior Adults
|Counseling/Art Therapy Process
|Process of Counseling and Art Therapy: Theory
|Creativity, Symbolism, and Metaphor
|Studio/Technique of Art Therapy
|Marital and Family Art Therapy/Counseling
|Social and Cultural Diversity
|Psychopathology: Art and Diagnosis
|Substance Abuse and Addictions
|Career Counseling and Art Therapy
|Ethics and Professionalism I: Principles
|Ethics and Professionalism II: Applications
|Advanced Issues in Psychotherapy and Art Therapy (taken four times for 1 credit for a total of 4 credits)
|Art Psychotherapy and Trauma I: Theory and Approaches to Treatment (taken for 3 credits)
|Art Psychotherapy and Trauma II: Loss, Countertransference, and Resiliency
|Practicum in Art Therapy (taken six times for 1 credit for a total of 6 credits)
|Special Projects in Art Therapy (taken for 1 credit)