Can I visit your school and meet with professors and students?
Yes, we conduct information sessions where potential applicants like you can visit the Center City Hahnemann Campus. At the session, you can meet with our students and faculty and experience our classes. We highly suggest attending a session. If you would like to confirm your attendance for any of our programs (Art, Music, or Dance/Movement Therapy) please email George Urgo, admissions coordinator, at email@example.com
or call him at 215-762-6921.
What is the minimum score I need on either my GRE or MAT? Do you have a preference of one test over the other?
We prefer the MAT and the minimum score is a 396. On the GRE, we are looking for a combined score of 1,000 on both the quantitative and verbal sections and a 3.5 or higher on the analytical section.
How much time is spent in the clinical aspect of the program and with what demographics?
Beginning during the second week of classes, first-year students spend two days a week in clinical practicum with both adults and children. Second-year students are in engaged in their clinical internship three days per week at a facility and with the demographic of their choosing.
If I am a non-matriculating student, can I just take some classes in Creative Arts Therapies?
Non-matriculated students who intend to apply to a degree program should ensure the program in which they are interested accepts non-matriculated credits. Students are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising from the graduate faculty or professional advisors within the program.
Do you offer weekend or evening courses?
Are teaching assistantships available?
Teaching assistantships are available for the Ph.D. program only.
How much does your program cost?
Tuition for the 2009–2010 academic year is $545 per credit; our program is a full 90 credits. So the approximate annual tuition is $24,525, not including fees and other costs.
Are there any scholarships available at the master's level in the department?
Photo left to right: Donnetta Watson, '12 and Juan Garcia-Bossio '11, past scholarship recipients
Yes, the Stronach-Buschel Creative Arts Therapy Diversity Scholarship Fund. Through the generosity of program alumna Dr. Bettina Buschel and countless other donors, the Department of Creative Arts Therapies is able to offer partial tuition support to selected eligible incoming students to the program. International students, as well as students of African-American, Latino-American, Asian-American, or Native American ethnicity, are eligible for this scholarship. A scholarship committee will review all eligible incoming students to determine the recipient of the award.
Please inquire about this at your admissions interview or e-mail the CAT admissions coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Do you have a Ph.D. program?
The Ph.D. program is ready for you to apply. If you would like your name on our interested parties list, please email the Admissions Coordinator email@example.com
I am applying for one of the master’s programs. Do I need to take the GRE or MAT?
No. These tests are optional. However, applicants are welcome to submit GRE or MAT scores if they believe the scores will help strengthen their application. In some cases, the department may advise or ask the applicant to take and submit one of the tests after initial review of the application.