What will I learn?

One of the first programs to be developed in the United States and receive approval from the American Art Therapy Association, GW’s art therapy program combines artistic training with therapy and counseling skills. A part of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ social and behavioral sciences program, students are trained to become effective art therapists through a combination of coursework, hands-on projects and placements in internships for course credit.

Studies include training in drawing, painting and sculpture, as well as intensive course work in the types of art therapy, diagnosis, and assessment. Coursework in trauma training is also available.

Which department am I in?

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (61 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,770.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Venue

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

801 22nd St. NW,

Washington,

District Of Columbia,

20052, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the US must hold degrees from institutions in compliance with their national standards.

For international students

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the US must hold degrees from institutions in compliance with their national standards.

English Language Requirements:

The university's minimum scores are:

TOEFL: 80 on the internet-based test (iBT), 550 on the paper-based test (PBT)

IELTS: Overall band score no less than 6.0, no individual band score less than 5.0

PTE Academic: 53

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About this uni

With a history dating back to 1821, the university is internationally-recognized and ranked among the world’s top 200 universities.

  • Home to over 28,000 students from over 130 countries
  • 90% of graduates employed or further study within 6 months
  • Offers students 12,000 internship opportunities
  • An extensive global alumni network of 290,000