Approved Graduate Programs
ADTA Approved Graduate Programs in Dance/Movement Therapy
The ADTA approves programs that meet the requirements stated in the ADTA Standards for Graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Programs. Graduates of approved programs meet all professional requirements for the Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) credential. As of January 1, 2023, all approved programs will need to be in compliance with the revised ADTA Standards for Education and Clinical Practice.
Dance/movement therapy graduate programs educate students in the content areas of psychological theory, human development, multicultural perspectives, group process, behavioral research, psychopathology, psychodiagnosis and assessment skills; DMT theory, expressive and communicative aspects of verbal and non-verbal behavior, movement observation and analysis, human anatomy, kinesiology and basic neuroscience; and clinical applications of DMT with individuals, families and groups. Programs also require and provide at least 700 hours of supervised clinical fieldwork and internships.
For further information about financial assistance, prerequisites, housing, etc. please contact each college or university directly. Note that most schools allow one or two courses to be taken without being accepted into the program.
- ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY, NEW ENGLAND
- COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
- DREXEL UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA
- LESLEY UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MA
- NAROPA UNIVERSITY, BOULDER, CO
- PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, NY
- SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, Bronxville, NY
ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY, NEW ENGLAND
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431-3516
Contact: Christina Devereaux, Director — firstname.lastname@example.org
Masters Program in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, Department of Applied Psychology.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
600 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-9988
Contact: Emily Schmidt mailto:email@example.com 312-369-7298
Masters Program in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. Department of Creative Arts Therapies
At this time Columbia College Chicago is NOT accepting new applications.
DREXEL UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA
Mail Stop 7905, Three Parkway, 7th Floor, Suite 7103, 1601 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contact: Kristen Scatton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Masters Program Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, Creative Arts Therapies Department.
LESLEY UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MA
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Nancy Beardall — email@example.com
M.A. In Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Specialization Dance/Movement Therapy
NAROPA UNIVERSITY, BOULDER, CO
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302-6697
Telephone: 303-546-3572 and 800-772-6951
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration in Somatic Counseling: Dance/Movement Therapy
PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, NY
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205
Contact: Joan Wittig, Assistant Professor — firstname.lastname@example.org
Masters Program in Dance/Movement Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy Department.
SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, Bronxville, NY
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
Emanuel Lomax, Graduate Admissions: email@example.com
MS Degree Program in Dance/Movement Therapy.