Notre Dame de Namur University Reviews

4.45 out of 5 stars
(83 Reviews)
  • Belmont (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $35,350
50% of 83 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 83 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
S. Borges - 3/3/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2019
"The Masters Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy Psychology program is amazing! All of the professors have been in the field of art therapy, or marriage and family therapy, or both and have great personal experiences to share along with utilizing their experiences to provide thorough training and teaching. All professors and fellow classmates support one another and guide all new students in the program. The program is small and close-knit. It was a great experience to have so much support, freedom to expand on my creativity, learn all that I need to do the jobs following graduating, and the opportunity to learn so much about myself! This program was the only one of its kind offered in Northern California at the time I was looking, and I was so thankful to find it. The career path is ideal for someone interested in art, psychology and helping others. Even after graduating, my professors stay in touch with me and make an effort to check-in and still support me. We have Facebook groups and a Google group, which are frequently sending out job, connection, training, and more opportunities."
4.8 out of 5 stars
D. G. - 3/3/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2021
"I highly recommend this program if you want to be an art therapist. Small classes, caring committed core faculty, and a commitment to social justice. This program cares about each student and wants us to succeed and become the best art therapists we can be. The thesis process is rigorous and an effective learning experience in analyzing and conducting research, writing, and publishing. The school provides support and guidance in the practicum process, which provides excellent real-world experience and preparation for our future work."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Myriam Martinez - 3/3/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2004
"The NDNU Art Therapy program is invaluable and a gem in the heart of the Peninsula, offering low or no cost counseling services to the community at large. Their highly professional training program is like no other and is a gift to the entire bay area."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Marco Hernandez - 3/3/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2006
"I graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University. This is the best place to take Art Therapy for me. The classes, the colleagues, the professors, the training and guidance and the reputation that the college has is exceptional. As soon as I graduated, I was called for a job interview and I had good jobs in Art Therapy since then. The program is a good deal because it trains you to be a good Marriage Family Therapist as well as an Art Therapist. NDNU offers the best quality in California and around U. S. in art therapy and the faculty is very well known in the U. S. and around the world."
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."