Online Ed.S. in Play Therapy

Apply by July 1

What you'll learn

Earn your RPT (Registered Play Therapist) in 1 year though our Online Ed.S. program. Play Therapy is a rapidly growing field among a wide range of mental health professions and our Online Ed.S. is the only degree of its kind and brings together mental health clinicians (counselors, clinical social workers, psychologists, psychatrists and more). In this program you will study alongside mental health professionals across the nation and graduate in approximately one year.

What we're looking for

  • Master's Degree or Higher in a Relevant Field
  • State-Issued License in Mental Health Field
  • Competitive GRE Scores


Yes. Contact our Graduate Studies Office for in-depth information.

The program can be completed in 1 year. Our Online Ed.S. requires 8 classes + 2 semesters of practicum (18 credits).

Upon finishing our Online Ed.S., you will meet all requirements to apply for the Registered Play Therapist credential from the Association for Play Therapy.

Our Online Ed.S. program is designed to fit your life. We believe you should study online and on your time.

Yes. During your first summer semester, you will travel to UM's Oxford campus for a three-day residency to work with our play therapy faculty.

Applicants must fill out an application through UM's Graduate School.

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