Combined BA/MA Degree

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The combined BA in Psychological and Brain Sciences and MA in Art Therapy degree is ideal for students who wish to combine their interest in psychology with a desire to help people and communities through art therapy. Program participants complete 12 graduate credits as part of their GW undergraduate program, thereby completing both degrees on an accelerated schedule.

Art therapy combines the expressive use of drawing, painting and sculpture with psychological concepts that may aid in healing the mind and body. The MA in Art Therapy includes an internship component in a psychiatric, educational or community-based settings. Founded in 1971, GW's Art Therapy Graduate Program is one of the first to receive approval from the American Art Therapy Association.


How to Apply

Students must apply to the graduate portion of the program no later than the spring term of their junior year at GW, and they must have completed 75 undergraduate credits as well as all of their prerequisites at the time of application. Students interested in the dual degree program should confer with their advisor early in their junior year.


Course Requirements

All requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts in Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Master of Arts in Art Therapy degrees must be fulfilled. Visit the CCAS Combined Degrees page for more information.