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Creative Arts in Therapy

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
PhDFull-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program

Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
All StudentsJanuary 15N/AN/AN/A

Requirements

For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.

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  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    International students: If you have already graduated from your previous institution at the time of your application, please email your graduation certificate(s) attached as PDF or Microsoft Word documents to enroll@drexel.edu.

  • International Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

    Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency for admittance into this program. For more information on transcript evaluations, please refer to the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are not required but recommended on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the PhD Program.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 90/577/233). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores.

  • Résumé

    Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. You may request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

    We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.

  • License

    Provide a copy of your certification or state license. A professional license is preferred, but not required.

  • Academic Experience

    Master's degree in art, music, dance, or expressive therapies is required.

  • Writing Sample

    Provide a writing sample.

    Manuscript

    Provide a manuscript from a peer-reviewed submission.

    Example of Original Arts-Based Practice

    Applicants are asked to include one original arts-based example representing their own artistic practice in their own creative arts discipline. This may be a video and/or audio of a musical composition; an original choreographed dance or authentic movement; and/or a reproduction of a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional visual arts piece. The submission should include a 200-word maximum description of the origins of the piece, how it exemplifies the applicant’s arts-based practice, and how it relates to the applicant’s creative arts therapies philosophy and practice. Please send artistic submissions directly to the Admissions Coordinator at kms558@drexel.edu.

  • Mailing Addresses
    • By Postal Mail
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
    • By Express Courier
      (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      3141 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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