European Graduate School

The Expressive Arts Institute of San Diego is affiliated with the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas Fe, Switzerland. This fully accredited university was founded by Paolo Knill, a pioneer and co-founder of the field of Expressive Arts Therapy. The degree granted is a master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology.

Application to EGS is a separate process. Tuition and fees for the European Graduate School are separate from, and in addition to, the fees and tuition paid to the San Diego Institute. Because our courses and faculty meet the high standards of EGS, our courses are transferred to the transcript of the European Graduate School.

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View of the Fletchorne in Saas Fee

A beautiful view from Saas Fee Switzerland, where M.A Students study at the European Graduate School

Compliance with the Modular course system of EGS, and the International School of Interdisciplinary Studies makes the Institute a unique place to study. M.A. students enjoy the dramatic background of the Swiss Alps, as they study with field founders and leaders.

International Network of Expressive Arts Training Centers

The Expressive Arts Institute of San Diego is a member of a network of training centers recognized by EGS. Course work may be transferrable to and from the following: Tamalpa Institute (San Francisco, CA); California Institute for Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA); New York Expressive Arts, (Albany, NY); ISIS Canada (Toronto); ISIS Switzerland; ISIS Denmark; ISIS Finland.