Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy Graduate Certificate

Appalachian State University offers a graduate-level Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy. The certificate program is offered on campus and students will take 1-2 classes per semester, including summers. Students completing the certificate program will hold a Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy. Graduates interested in seeking to become a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) must contact the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association ( for more information.

There are two points of entry for the certificate:

  1. Individuals with a master's degree or higher in a mental health field (e.g., counseling, therapy, social work) are eligible to apply to the post-master’s certificate program.
  2. Individuals enrolled in or applying to a master’s degree program in a mental health-related field at App State are eligible to apply to complete the certificate program concurrently with their degree.

Apply to the Certificate Program

All students interested in the Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program at Appalachian State University must apply through The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School. The Graduate School processes the applications and sends them to the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling for review.

Application deadline: April 1 (for a Fall semester start)

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