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Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy

This program was designed to give the students a sound base in Expressive Arts Therapy. The Expressive Arts Master’s Degree is designed to provide participants with a holistic and culturally enriched perspective about facilitating health, emotional growth, and human potential. The personal integration of a host of experiences and techniques is intended to contribute to the development of greater personal health and increased therapeutic options.

A Bachelor of Arts in addition to specific prerequisite courses which must be completed in the first year of study. A writing skills & research workshop (CPS 501) may also be required if indicated by the Graduate Readiness assessment Essay exam.

The Master of Arts degree requires the completion of 90 quarter units at the graduate level. The student will develop an individualized program of study by completing the core Psychology requirements (55 units), and selecting 30 additional masters units from the Expressive Arts curriculum. Students are required to write a Masters Thesis/Project (5 units). In addition the students must complete 50 hours of personal counseling with licensed professionals. Successful passage of the MA Comprehensive Exam is also required.


“Notice to Prospective Students

This institution approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:
• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

• Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended. “