M.P.S. in Art Therapy and Creativity Development

The Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development program is a 53-credit, two-year, professional degree program that provides a synthesis of creative, aesthetic, and psychotherapeutic theory. Courses offer a thorough theoretical framework that translate into personal and practical application through an experiential process. Artwork and sometimes movement are done in every course and is used to learn therapeutic skills. Students focus on a wide variety of populations and are required to work with a different population for each of the two years of internship/practicum. The program is for students who want a broad body of skills balanced with a strong theoretical framework.

M.S. in Dance/Movement Therapy

The Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy program is a 56-credit, two-year, professional degree program that provides a synthesis of creative, aesthetic, and psychotherapeutic theory. Courses offer a thorough theoretical framework that is translated into personal and practical application through an experiential process. Movement and sometimes art are done in every course and is used to learn therapeutic skills. Students focus on a wide variety of populations and are required to work with a different population for each of the two years of internship/practicum. The program is for students who want a broad body of skills balanced with a strong theoretical framework.

Degree Requirements


Art Therapy and Creativity Development M.P.S.

For the Art Therapy Master's Program, applicants must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in studio art or psychology. Applicants must have 18 undergraduate credits in studio art, to include course work in drawing, painting, and 3-D media, and 12 credits in psychology, to include course work in general, personality, abnormal, and developmental psychology. A portfolio of twelve to fifteen slides is required of all applicants (submit online at pratt.slideroom.com). Applicants are contacted for an interview when all credentials have been received. A TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet) is required of all international students. No TOEFL waivers will be issued unless student's first language is English.

Dance/Movement Therapy M.S. 

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, preferably in dance or psychology. Prerequisites are 12 credits in psychology to include general, abnormal, theories of personality, and developmental psychology; and course work in anatomy/kinesiology. Students must also have extensive experience in at least two idioms of dance, one of which must be modern dance. Students must have experience in body/mind modalities, such as meditation, yoga, and body therapy. A written synopsis of dance training and experience must be submitted with the application. A personal interview will be required, part of which will include movement. A TOEFL score of 600 or 100 Internet is required of all international students.