Art therapy students

Admission Requirements for the Ph.D. program in Art Therapy

What documents are required to apply to NDNU?

A complete application to NDNU contains:

  • Application filled out via
  • Official transcripts showing a master’s degree from an accredited university in art therapy or in a related field (international university transcripts must be evaluated)
  • Graduate-level courses in designated subject areas
  • Documented completion of academic work required for registration as an art therapist, or partially completed with full completion before the end of first year of doctoral work
  • Minimum of two years of clinical work in the field
  • Portfolio of 10 -12 JPEG images of art work of different media
  • Autobiographical statement, two to three page double spaced, that includes experiences and personal background in the field of art therapy and outlines interest in the Ph.D. program
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Submission of one published article or a scholarly academic writing on an art therapy subject in publication acceptable form
  • Interview with the department chair