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

4.58 out of 5 stars
(57 Reviews)
  • Belmont (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,696
0% of 57 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 57 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
WEIYUN Hsieh - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019
"To whom it may concerns: This is Wei-Yun Hsieh, the alumni of NDNU Art Therapy Psychology Department. I am writing to share my experience when I was studying at NDNU. I am an international student from Taiwan. I am grateful that I made the right decision to study at NDNU to learn from the unique art therapy department. I am allowed to grow in a therapeutic way and the teachers are very understanding and responded to me with cross-cultural respects. Our department is the only art therapy doctoral program in the U.S., which is very critically important for me to learn from various art therapists. No words can express how grateful I feel about studying at the NDNU art therapy psychology department. The department trained me as a holistic and humanistic professional and I always gained support from NDNU Art Therapy. In addition to that, our chair, Amy Backos is a very professional and considerate teacher who has been helping me to overcome obstacles and succeeding in the study journey. The department supported me to build a sense of community and achieve to win the Mills-Penninsula Scholarship. I am happy to share my contributes which supervised by our department to let you better understand how important NDNU and our department is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3ZkQ1KsJmI Respectfully, Wei-Yun"
5.0 out of 5 stars
DA - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019
"I graduated from the art therapy and marriage and therapy master’s program. All professors were very professional and compassionate; they were always open to help and share their knowledge. NDNU is the only school that has art therapy in the Bay Area. The NDNU art therapy program has a lot of recognition inside and outside the U.S."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Jeehee Moo - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2021
"The Art Therapy program is the only one in the Bay Area and it is a great program to become an art therapist and/or a marriage and family therapist. The program provides many classes that cover diverse topics in the field. Moreover, NDNU Art Therapy program has PhD which is rare, and it gives more opportunities to meet experts in art therapy. All of the art therapy professors have their own interests and it leads students to find their own interests!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
Moon - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2021
"The Art Therapy program is the only one in the Bay Area and it is a great program to become an art therapist and/or a marriage and family therapist. The program provides many classes that cover diverse topics in the field. Moreover, NDNU Art Therapy program has PhD which is rare, and it gives more opportunities to meet experts in art therapy. All of the art therapy professors have their own interests and it leads students to find their own interests!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Andres De Alba - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2022
"I'm currently in my second semester of the Art Therapy program at NDNU and I absolutely love it. The quality of the professors is wonderful as they are engaged and truly want the best for their students. The Art Therapy program has provided an amazing opportunity for me to gain knowledge about the field through experienced teachers and the curriculum. This program has a large impact on our surrounding community and teaches us invaluable lessons for our future careers. I look forward to advancing in this program while I continue to engage and build relationships with my peers and professors."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Katrina Bobo - 3/2/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
"Notre Dame de Namur University provided me the opportunity to prove to myself that I can make an impact in the world. I studied art therapy and marriage and family therapy at NDNU. I was given the opportunity to make and impact in our homeless community. This experience has led me to continue to work with the Bay Area homeless population. In addition to this work I represented the art therapy department through NDNU's student senate. I feel that this opportunity has given me the confidence to serve as a board member for our Northern California Art Therapy Association (NORCATA). Through the support or NorCATA and our northern California art therapist community I have been able to be part of the recovery process related to the Paradise fires in Butte county that took place last year. NDNU has given me the confidence to go out into our world and make a difference through the use of art therapy. I was not a traditional student, I was in my thirties and had children (one who is disabled). NDNU never made me feel out of place, too old or too burdened by family life. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to educate myself and make a difference in the world that NDNU gave me! It is my hope that they will be able to continue helping people achieve their education goals."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Sonja - 3/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2021
"I've loved the art therapy program at NDNU so far. The professors are knowledgeable and supportive of students, and the department emphasizes a creative learning community of students, alumni, and professionals working in the field. It's an engaging program that will push you to stretch and grow."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christine - 3/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015
"I am proud of my education at NDNU and was well equipped for a future as an MFT and art therapist. The professors are amazing mentors who deeply care for their students and take pride in the rigorous education they provide in psychology and art therapy. The program has relationships with agencies, schools, and Hospital settings throughout the bay that has served as a path from internship to career. I love the program and believe in it so much that I have recently applied and gotten accepted into the PhD art therapy program. Not only am I able to have the career I want, but my passion for the field has been fostered in ways I never thought possible!"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Joyce - 3/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2003
"Deep understanding of the subject matter as well as the laws and ethics one must know inside and out as a therapist were held in the highest regard. The classrooms were safe places to ask questions and practice “doing therapy” with fellow students at the close watch of the professor. In each class, through practicum, supervision, and internships I felt guided and prepared to go into the field. Of course I experienced nervousness in the beginning but quickly found answers through my supervision and continued availability of my professors even after I graduated. I loved my experience at NDNU’s Art Therapy Graduate program!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Janae Dueck - 3/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2022
"I am in the Art Therapy Psychology Department, and I would advise this highly-prestige program to anyone interested in receiving their Marriage and Family Therapy license, and an Art Therapy credential. The professors are top-notch and #1 in their field! It is a very fun and innovative program to be apart of, and the school campus is located in a beautiful area of Belmont,CA."