The combined BA in Psychology 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.