Creative Arts Therapies Department
The Department of Creative Arts Therapies provides students with the most comprehensive and the highest-quality education in their respective creative arts therapy discipline.
Through an integrated blend of classroom, experiential and practical learning in the field, students learn side-by-side with future colleagues in the other creative arts therapy specialties.
Program courses are taught by faculty that are national leaders in their respective fields. Students take advantage of Philadelphia’s lively arts community, which nourishes the artist, dancer and musician within and enables you to continue practicing your art form while pursuing graduate study.
The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) of Drexel University holds that diversity is fundamental to all our endeavors and enriches the educational—and human—experience. We dedicate ourselves to creating a cultural climate in which all members of the CNHP community feel welcomed, respected, valued, and included as participants. We seek to create an institution in which our faculty, staff, and students reflect the diversity and complexity of our city and the global community. We acknowledge past and ongoing injustices in society at large, and are committed to reflection, dialogue and action to address our role in perpetuating these injustices and formulating strategies to prevent them. We are committed to reducing inequities in our education, research, practice, policy and civic engagement initiatives. We seek to be inclusive and meet the needs of the diverse populations whom we teach, collaborate with and serve as we work together to promote health and eliminate health disparities.
The Department of Creative Arts Therapies offers three Master of Arts degrees: Art Therapy and Counseling, Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, and Music Therapy and Counseling. The 90 quarter-credit curricula can be completed in two years on a full-time basis. We encourage full-time enrollment, yet part-time study can be arranged.
We also offer a PhD in Creative Arts Therapies, an innovative and unique research degree for art therapists, dance/movement therapists, and music therapists who are interested in focusing their careers on scholarly pursuits and academic leadership in their specific discipline.
Creative Arts Therapies Faculty