Admission

Now accepting applications 
for our fall 2020 start.

Now accepting applications
for our fall 2020 start.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements common to all of the Adler graduate programs, applicants to this program are required to have:

  • A master’s degree, by the date of matriculation, in art therapy or a related discipline from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a related field from an international institution.
  • Applicants who did not graduate from Adler University’s Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy program or an equivalent program will be required to complete the equivalency requirements in addition to the doctoral curriculum.
  • Proof of registration as an art therapist or 18 hours of studio credit hours.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in applicant’s graduate degree program.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s likelihood of success in a doctoral program.
     

Applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for admission
  • Proof of registration as an art therapist or 18 hours of studio credit
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview with a faculty member
  • Official valid transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended (U.S and Canada)
    • Please have official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions
    • Unofficial transcripts may be accepted for any schools in which a degree was not received
    • International transcripts must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service

Applicants who are graduates in good standing from Adler University’s Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy program may have one letter of recommendation and/or interview waived. Approved applicants will be invited to complete an interview with faculty. Please submit all application materials to the Office of Admissions prior to the application deadline.

Official transcripts should be sent to:

Adler University - Office of Admissions
17 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Official electronic transcripts should be sent to admissions@adler.edu.