The Dual Degree Program in Art Therapy is an honors program designed for exceptional students. The integrated B.S./M.A. program is developed for students who are interested in accelerating their educational experience in a program combining the curriculum of the undergraduate art therapy major and a graduate program in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.
The program is designed for students who demonstrate a high level of maturity and academic potential. Essentially an honors program, the integrated program demands that students be able to achieve the academic rigor of graduate education by the time they reach their junior year of traditional undergraduate study. Students in this accelerated program must be able to achieve a level of introspection and cultural awareness necessary to engage in clinical work at a relatively young chronological age. Qualified students apply in the fall of their junior year and must be accepted for admission into the Expressive Therapies Division, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences. This deadline may be altered for students who transfer to Lesley.The qualities looked for upon admission include, but are not limited to:
Students are advised jointly in their junior and senior year by the coordinator of the undergraduate Art Therapy program and a graduate school advisor designated for the dual degree program.
Students will apply for the Master's program in the fall of their junior year. Transfer students may follow an alternate timeline.
Nancy Jo Cardillo
Instructor of Expressive Arts Therapy
Jane Ferris Richardson
Assistant Professor of Art Therapy
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