Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology prepares students to begin a professional career in counseling. The program combines professional counseling training and a distinctive Christian perspective in integrating faith, learning, and practice.
The M.S. in Counseling Psychology prepares students with skills for beginning a professional career in counseling. Students who pursue this degree are preparing for a professional counseling credential such as licensed professional counselor. The program provides classroom and practicum training in individual and group counseling, clinical interviewing, crisis intervention, psychological testing, and professional issues and ethics. Practicum experience supervised by experienced psychologists develops students’ professional identity and excellence in practice.
The M.S. In Counseling Psychology program is a traditional academic program designed for full time students. The program requires 48 semester hours and usually takes two academic years to complete. Because of its developmental design many courses have prerequisites which are offered once a year. Students who want to pursue the Licensed Professional Counselor credential should choose electives to meet the licensing requirements.
Requirements for the M.S. in Counseling Psychology are:
1. Psychology core, 18 hours
PSYC 610 Psychotherapy (3)
PSYC 612 Clinical Research Methods (3)
PSYC 648 Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques (3)
PSYC 650 Ethics and Issues in Professional Psychology (3)
PSYC 660 Clinical Assessment (3)
PSYC 682 Advanced Psychopathology (3)
2. Electives, 24 hours approved by Graduate Advisor or Department Chair
3. Practicum, 6 hours: PSYC 690, 692 (3 hours each)
4. Comprehensive exam