Art Therapy

Apply to Herron’s M.A. in Art Therapy program

Herron's Art Therapy program is developed to meet the educational requirements as mandated by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In addition, the curriculum is developed to prepare students with the classroom and clinical instruction in preparation for eventual licensure as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana.


All AATA approved programs require prerequisite courses in studio art (18 credits) and psychology (12 credits), including developmental psychology (3 credits) and abnormal psychology (3 credits).

You do not have to complete these credits before you apply, but they must be completed before the start of the first semester of the art therapy master’s program.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not a requirement.

Application components

Application fees

  • IUPUI online graduate application fee: $60 for U.S. citizens, $65 for international applicants.
  • SlideRoom portfolio submission fee: $10 (non-refundable; cannot be waived)

Herron will waive the $60 online application fee for U.S. citizens who attend our Open House or who talk with a Herron representative at the Graduate Portfolio Day event in Chicago. The $65 online application fee for international students who attend one of the two events cannot be waived.


Semi-finalists will be contacted for an on-campus interview as the final step of the application process. Candidates should be prepared to discuss their portfolio during the interview.

Application deadlines

February 1: Deadline to submit your completed online application

February 15: Deadline to submit all supplemental materials


Ask an admissions advisor, or contact Herron's Office of Admissions and Student Services directly at 317-278-9400 or