Following are the top schools for art therapy programs:

New York University
- By 1976 the Master of Arts in Art Therapy program had received approval from the New York State Education Department. In 1979, New York University’s Graduate Art Therapy program was one of the first of five programs to receive approval from the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).
- The NYU Graduate Art Therapy Program offers an intense three week internship abroad during the summer. Internships have been held in Tanzania, Peru, South Africa, etc.

Marywood University
- Marywood's undergraduate Art Therapy program gives students the opportunity to participate in pre-professional art therapy education.
- The University also offers a graduate course of study leading to a Master of Arts in Art Therapy. As an AATA approved program, students are prepared to pursue registration (ATR), Board Certification (BC) with the Art Therapy Certification Board (ATCB), as well as State of Pennsylvania Licensure as a Licensed Professional Counsel (LPC).
- Marywood University is listed among top tier Regional Universities (North) by US News & World Report (2011).

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
- The Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy program is Approved by the AATA, and as such meets the Education Standards of the art therapy profession.
- The School of Visual Arts is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is a member of the International Association of Independent Schools for Art and Design, AIAS.

Albertus Magnus College (AMC)
- The Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program has been approved by the Educational Program Approval Board of the American Art Therapy Program and its sixty credit curriculum meets or exceeds standards for education set by the AATA and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This provides Art Therapy Program graduates the opportunity to qualify for licensing as a professional counselor.
- Albertus Magnus College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

* Suggested Reading:

Times Ranking of Art & Design Programs

Masters of Fine Arts Ranking-USA

Top Schools for Speech & Language Therapy

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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