Notre Dame de Namur University Reviews - Master's in Health Sciences

4.58 out of 5 stars
(63 Reviews)
  • Belmont (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,696
0% of 63 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 63 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
"The master's in art therapy program is a top-notch program that many students move to California to attend. The professors are well-known in the field and this innovative program prepared me to become an informed, competent clinician. The campus is beautiful and I often reminiscence about my time here."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Chris Chiochios - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 1998
"I had a great experience in the Art Therapy graduate program. Great mentoring and guidance and preparation for the field both in art therapy and marriage and family therapy. I have continued to maintain a connection with the program directly as a supervisor and also in conjunction with the program as a training supervisor/direct on site supervisor for current/recent students who are completing their supervised field work/traineeship experience."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Gail Caulfield - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 1995
"The dual graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy changed my life! I applied as soon as I discovered that there was an art therapy profession and am still so grateful for its existence. I remember when I had my interview with Doris Arrington, the then head of the program, I asked her: Can I really make a good living in this field? She assured me I could so I signed on. She encouraged me to get the Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy so that I could get a license that would allow me to set up my own private practice. I got my LMFT in 2000 and have had a very successful private practice since then. She was right!"
4.4 out of 5 stars
Hope Catan - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017
"I graduated from NDNU in 2017 with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy. The Art Therapy Psychology Department prepared me to be successful as an AMFT as well as standing out from other candidates due to having a degree in Art Therapy. The rigor of the program provided me with the skills I use on a daily basis in a fast-paced and demanding population and I believe that the students that come out of this specific program are highly qualified to work in the field of therapy and art therapy."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Sara Barulich - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012
"The Art Therapy program is an experience that I draw on often. The professors are genuine, professional, and caring. Every class was amazing. I miss it. I feel proud to be a part of the alumni community and I speak with pride about the program that produced me. It was honestly the best learning experience I've ever had."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Christine - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2022
"Since I was young, becoming an art therapist has been my dream. Coming to NDNU has been a key part in fulfilling that dream and equipping me to practice art therapy. Entering this program has allowed me to meet other individuals who are seeking to bring healing and help to society through art. This has been both inspirational and encouraging. The art therapy faculty have impressed me with the quality of education they provide, and the passion they have in their field. Faculty that have taught me have a wealth of experience in art therapy and counselling. They have shared this experience effectively and treat students with respect and understanding. They are also able to educate students on difficult topics such as trauma and abuse with sensitivity. From what I have experienced, the art therapy program at NDNU is instrumental in educating and training future art therapists and providing much needed assistance to society. Students are sent out to provide their services in schools, shelters, hospitals and more. This program is extremely valuable, not just to students and faculty, but to the local community and society as a whole."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Tabitha - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
"I highly recommend the Art Therapy graduate program at NDNU. The courses are great and prepare you for licensure. The professors are experienced professionals who bring great insight. I was fully supported throughout my time there and while navigating my traineeship. I continue to stay in touch with many of my peers and professors."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jennie - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015
"NDNU's Art Therapy Psychology Department is rigorous, has extremely qualified professors and definitely prepares you for the field of Art Therapy. As one of the only art therapy programs in CA, it has been a pioneer in the field and continues to prepare students to enter a profession full of meaningful work. My experience in the program offered me a flexible and supportive environment while also creating high standards for my work as a student. The classes were unique, interesting and like nothing I had experienced as an undergrad. I had to take rigorous (yet creative) coursework, complete a practicum and write a thesis about a research project I had to complete. It was a lot of work! Not only do the professors prepare you professionally but they also prepare you personally to deal with what you might face in a career helping others heal. I highly recommend this program for those seeking a degree in Art Therapy -it will change your life."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Monica Campbell - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2000
"I will never forget my years at NDNU. I was so impressed with the experience, compassion, education, and resources in Dr. Arnell Etherington, Dr. Doris Arrington and Dr. Richard Carolan. They competently and passionately introduced me into a world I never knew existed but was made for me: the combination of psychotherapy and art therapy. The program was small and a perfect way for me to explore and learn. And the connections my professors made to community mental health agencies was staggering. There were over 50 types of intern positions available to me as a trainee, making available many different ways Many of my colleagues continued on in their internship sites as full time employees; if I had chosen to stay in the Bay Area I would have been able to do the same. The greater mental health community in the Bay Area has profited tremendously from this valuable program, as have I personally and professionally. I found "my people" at NDNU's art therapy program, and my living."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Ashley - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018
"The Art Therapy Psychology program was a wonderful experience. We are lucky to have such supportive professors that are invested in our future careers and development. The program goes a great job at challenging each individual while encouraging growth. I always appreciated the ability to incorporate art making into the classes. The relationships that this program has formed with the community are both strong and impactful."
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