Seton Hill University - Office of Graduate and Online Studies

Why you should consider this program

Returning Peace Corps volunteers who enter one of the graduate Therapy programs at Seton Hill through the Coverdell Fellows Program can earn a master's degree with a 30% discount in tuition cost, while studying with faculty who have worked in their fields of expertise. Art Therapy students take classes in our new, state of the art Arts Center, and can be confident that their professional preparation is guided by standards established by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 55,818 $ 16,745 $ 39,073
Out of state $ 55,818 $ 16,745 $ 39,073
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Students receive a 30% discount off of the current tuition rate.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Application fee waived?



Depending on the degree the Fellow is pursuing, Fellows will be required to serve a community partner supporting a similar humanitarian service area. Fellows' internship experiences will be individualized, with the location and nature of the internship decided between student, advisor and community partner.

Jobs for program alumni

Just like the benefits of your Seton Hill education, Career and Professional Development services don't end with graduation. As a Seton Hill alumni, the CPDC is here for you if you decide you want to change, advance or enhance your career. Please visit the Career and Professional Development Center for Career Success stories!

Other details

Program length

3 years

Application requirements

Online application, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, current resume, personal statement. Art Therapy also requires the Proof of Preparatory Coursework form, portfolio of artwork, and writing sample.

Admissions process

Please inform your Program Counselor of your Peace Corps service. He or she will supply the supplemental Peace Corps form.

Program begins

Mid January and Late August

Non-traditional options

  • Option to pursue degree part time while receiving the Coverdell Fellowship

Art Therapy classes are offered in the evenings.

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Ellen Monnich, Assistant Director

1 Seton Hill Drive
Attn: Office of Graduate and Online Studies
Greensburg, PA 15601