Harness the healing power of art.
Art therapy is counseling aided by art, and it’s a perfect career choice if you love to both help and create. Ursuline offers one of just two art therapy bachelor's degree programs in Ohio, and is the only place you can earn a dual master’s degree in counseling and art therapy in the state. You’ll learn in the real-world, too, selecting your field placement(s) from 150+ partner organizations, teaming up with graduate students for international service learning trips, and practicing leadership within our art therapy student organization.
Since the minimum degree required to become an art therapist is a master’s degree, your undergraduate coursework in art therapy will build a foundation for graduate study. Because Ursuline is the only institution in Ohio that offers a dual counseling and art therapy master's degree program, we have created the innovative and student-focused bridge program, which allows undergraduate art therapy students to begin taking graduate courses their senior year and graduate with both degrees in less time. After earning your Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy from Ursuline, you’ll be eligible for licensure as both a professional clinical mental health counselor and credentialing as an art therapist. Our graduates go on to work in a wide variety of clinical, educational, and human service institutions such as hospitals, children’s agencies, mental health and counseling centers, correctional facilities, hospice care and wellness centers.
If you choose to go right to work after earning your bachelor's degree, you’ll be ready to hold any position that uses art media in the service of people. Positions providing direct care in children’s treatment agencies, nursing homes, or assisting therapists in a variety of healthcare, residential and community-based agencies will be accessible to you at this point in your education.