The Art Therapy and Counseling, MS Program curriculum includes Competencies and Student Learning Outcomes for CAAHEP accreditation (Student Learning Outcomes in Art Therapy) and the eight (8) core learning areas for counseling education (Student Learning Outcomes in Counseling). 

The EVMS Art Therapy and Counseling, MS program completes annual program evaluation for continuous program improvement. The evaluation period is three (3) years and the goals for this evaluation cycle follow. 

Program Goals: 

The graduates of the Art Therapy and Counseling, MS Program are prepared as competent entry-level Art Therapists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, and prepared as competent entry-level Counselors in Knowledge, Awareness, and Skills:

  1. with clinical competence in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, which includes fostering skills in therapeutic use of a broad range of art processes and materials, integrative theoretical approaches, and requisite education needed for counseling licensure.
  2. who speak and write professionally about mental health services.
  3. to develop an innovative, professional, ethical, research minded, and culturally responsive approach to art therapy and counseling through academic inquiry and personal art making and self-reflection for self-awareness.

Graduate Program Satisfaction:

100% of students/alumni expressed satisfaction with the program (each question should be evaluated for 85% or above with a score of 3/5 or greater) for the 2023 reporting period, with a 100% return rate [CAAHEP standard].

 EVMS Annual Program Evaluation FY 2023



The Virginia Board of Counseling posts the pass/fail data for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) by university. The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) provides this data to the Virginia Board of Counseling. 

Eastern VA Medical School Art Therapy and Counseling,MS Program has a 95% pass rate for 2021 (the most recent year reported by the VA Board of Counseling).

This exceeds the state average pass rate of 60% for schools across the US that have graduates taking the LPC exam in VA.