We collect applications on a rolling basis. This means applications can be received year round for enrollment the following semester.
MA in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling: Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the deadline for submitting the application?
- What should I include in the portfolio?
Include 12-15 pieces in a variety of media, particularly drawing, painting and 3D work. You may send your portfolio in digital format or bring your artwork with you at the time of your interview.
- I do not have all the prerequisites to enter the program. What should I do?
At times, students may begin the program and complete the undergraduate prerequisites within the first 12 months in the program. Each situation is different and decisions are made upon meeting with the Director.
- What is the theoretical approach of Hofstra's Creative Arts Therapy Counseling program?
Since art therapy is on a large continuum from "art as therapy" to "art psychotherapy" across the lifespan and a variety of populations and locations, Hofstra believes that students should be exposed to all theoretical approaches. This allows each student to choose which approach(es) fit best into their developing art therapy identity. Our faculty comes from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences, and we offer a variety of field placements within a number of diverse focuses. Students can focus on a specific theoretical approach or population in their electives and field placement or choose to experience a variety of areas.
- How does a student choose a plan of study?
We know that no two students are alike. Every student who enters the Creatives Arts Therapy Counseling program will be assigned one of the full-time faculty as an academic advisor. Together, the student and advisor will discuss the interests and needs of the student, including registration, elective selection, field placements, completion timeframe, etc.