Art Therapy & Counseling Program Admissions Requirements
Both personal characteristics and academic qualifications of applicants are evaluated to insure that students are capable of developing professional competence as art therapists. For consideration the applicant must:
- Candidates must have completed all undergraduate degree requirements and have been issued a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculating as an EVMS student. If the bachelor’s degree was issued by a U.S. college or university, as a general rule it should be from a regionally accredited institution. However, the program may grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Official transcripts from the awarding institution must specify the date upon which the degree was issued.
- Prefer a background in visual arts, psychology, education, and/or social sciences prior to admission. However, the required prerequisite coursework includes 12 semester credit hours of psychology that must include developmental, abnormal, and theories of personality. Studio prerequisites include 18 semester credits of studio art that must include painting, drawing, sculpture/3-D and clay/ceramics.
- Applicants are encouraged to apply and can be interviewed and accepted even while completing these prerequisites; however, the coursework must be completed prior to matriculation.
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The program does not accept transfer credits from other graduate art therapy programs.