How to apply
- Completed online admissions application.
- A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.
Submit official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities you have attended to the Admissions Office. Transcript evaluations are required for all coursework completed outside of the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec). See Transcript Evaluation section on International Students webpage for details.
- Two recommendations using this downloadable Recommendation Form.
Your recommenders should include people who can best assess your capabilities and readiness to enter a graduate clinical training program. These include social science instructors that you may have had in college as well as professionals who have provided supervision of work you have been involved in a helping role with people in a mental health, social service, or educational setting. Recommendations from friends, relatives, or personal therapists are not acceptable.
- Art Portfolio
20 pieces; include the following information:
- Title of piece
- Date of completion
- Materials used
Your portfolio can be submitted as a PDF document, or a link to a website that contains your portfolio. Original work, photographs, CD/DVD’s are not accepted.
- Completion of 18 quarter OR 12 semester credits in Psychology (completed within the past ten years with a grade of C or better) including the following courses listed below.
- Abnormal Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Completion of 27 quarter OR 18 semester credits in Studio Art. The following are recommended courses:
- Ceramics I
- Ceramics II
- Introduction to Drawing
- Introduction to Painting
- Mixed Materials
- Admission Essay: Submit a typewritten, double-spaced, one to two-page (between 250 and 500 words) response for each question and clearly number your response for each question.
- In what ways has your academic and practical experience prepared you for becoming a counselor/therapist? What do you see as your potential strengths and areas of growth as a counselor/therapist?
- In what ways has your life history and personal experience contributed to your desire to become a counselor/therapist? Have you engaged in your own personal counseling/therapy? If so, do you see this as an important component of becoming an effective counselor/therapist?
- What will be the areas of greatest challenge for you in undertaking graduate study at this time? What forms of support will you use to meet those challenges?
- Which clinical program are you interested in at this time? How do you see this program as best meeting your needs?
- In your view, what are the connections between the creative processes of visual art and cognitive, emotional and psychological functioning?
- Writing Assessment. A writing assessment is required before the final review of your application. You can schedule your assessment at any time or on the day of your interview.
- International Students have additional admission requirements. See International Students page for details.
- Select applicants may be invited to participate in an interview with faculty.
All admission application supporting materials, transcripts, recommendations, essays, etcetera, should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
Antioch University Seattle
2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
|Spring 2022||November 12, 2021||April 4, 2022|
|Fall 2022||February 1, 2022||October 3, 2022|
|Spring 2023||November 1, 2022||April 3, 2023|
|* Complete applications received after the Deadline date may be considered if space is still available in that quarter or will be reviewed for the next available term.|
|MA in Psychology – Art Therapy (CMHC or CFT)|
|Cost per Credit||$797|
|Full-Time Credits per Quarter||6|
|Total Program Credits||93|
Financial Aid is also available to most students.