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

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!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Yael - 3/1/2020
Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018
"NDNU gave me in the form of the art therapy program a career that in my earlier life I could have never imagined for myself and it is thanks to them that I have a job that makes an impact in the world. Don’t take that away from future students let them have an administration that cares about them and helps fund their futures"
4.9 out of 5 stars
Lisa manthe - 3/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am in awe of the support and mentoring by the faculty of NDNU that has helped me to grow and develop professionally. It is rare to find such knowledgeable and compassionate leaders who are also willing to journey with you as you develop your ideas. The faculty always encourage the students to actively help the field of art therapy evolve and develop. What an amazing experience!"
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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
KD - 3/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018
"The Art Therapy / MFT program offers a distinctive curriculum and sets up graduate students for success. Students leave the program with the resources and expertise needed to have a profound impact on their community. The professors are leaders in the field of art therapy and psychology, offering students an unparalleled experience. NDNU’s art therapy department rivals as one of the best in the nation and is the only graduate program of its nature serving the robust needs of the Northern CA area. After having the honor to graduate from this program, it is clear why students from around the nation and the globe come to NDNU for an art therapy graduate education. The program was a life changing and transformative experience, both personally and professionally."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tanya Alexander - 3/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2004
"The Art Therapy Psychology program at NDNU was pivotal in my career. I have not regretted my choice in schools and feel that the education I received was excellent in preparing me for a deeply rewarding career. The professors were warm, welcoming, and encouraging. I am grateful for my experiences while there."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Tessa Evans - 3/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2022
"Fantastic faculty who are extremely qualified, passionate and authentically care for all students. NDNU's Art Therapy Department pushes positive boundaries, allowing for great strides in the fields of Art Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Clinical Counseling. Students and faculty desire to learn and grow together, both in and outside the classroom. I highly recommend NDNU's Masters in Art Therapy, MFT, LPCC!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Meagan Shambaugh - 3/1/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018
"The Art Therapy Psychology Department provided me the best training in coursework, fieldwork experience, relevant research in the field, and mentorship and supervision from renowned professors in the worlds of Art Therapy, Psychology, and Marriage and Family Therapy. As one of two approved programs offered to me in the entire state of California at the time I entered my masters, NDNU provided an invaluable presence in the education, service, and betterment of the world. NDNU also offered values for higher education, social justice, and community that align with my views being a professional and citizen of the world."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Ari-Asha Castalia - 2/29/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2010
"Getting my Masters in Art Therapy at NDNU was a good experience, and I've experienced a positive return on my investment in terms of professional income. The professors were engaged and engaging and art-making is centered in the program, which is crucial in the development of Art Therapist skills. There was a lack of diversity in the faculty that I hope will be addressed over time, as well as a current trend (since my graduation) to hire their own PhD graduates to teach in the program, resulting in a lack of institutional cross-pollination . The program prepared me quite well to function in my internship, and I found myself more knowledgable about Law and Ethics and Theoretical Orientations than my compatriots. I appreciated the perspectives of the adjunct faculty who taught weekend and summer classes and some of them were my standout instructors in the program that I still refer to and notice their influence on my practice."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kassidy - 2/29/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2021
"The M.A. MFT/Art Therapy program is unmatched. It offers a truly unique and invaluable education, with faculty who are not only extremely knowledge in their field, but care deeply about their student’s success. Not only will you leave the program with all the tools and support you need to embark on your career, but you also leave with a passion for social justice and a drive to give back to the community."