Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MA)

All application materials for the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program are due by March 1 for Fall admission and October 1 for Spring admission. Students ordinarily begin their graduate studies in the Fall semester, however, with special permission of the Chair of the Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice, the student may begin graduate studies during the summer session. To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program, the student must complete the following requirements before March 1 or October 1.

  1. Have earned a 3.00 GPA in the upper-level courses of undergraduate preparation.
  2. Have three letters of recommendation from academic sources sent to the Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice.
  3. Have a bachelor’s degree and have satisfactorily completed the following prerequisite courses: PSYC 3302, PSYC 4301, PSYC 4303, and PSYC 4308.
  4. Have submitted scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  5. Have completed a personal interview with the Counseling Psychology Graduate Admissions Committee, which is scheduled during the month of April or November.

Students accepted for admission to the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program will be notified of a general information and orientation meeting held during the month of August for the Fall admission and December for Spring admission. The purpose of this meeting will be to outline departmental expectations of students, to provide orientation to institutional and departmental procedures, and to provide other information that may be of use to graduate students.

Licensed Professional Counselor Exam

Completion of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology allows the graduate to sit for the Licensed Professional Counselor Exam. Upon passing the exam and completion of additional required internship hours, the graduate is eligible to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. 

Major Curriculum - Psychology 45
Required courses:
Intro to Couns&Psychotherapy
Theories of Couns & Psychothrp
Human Dev Across Life-Span
Psychopathology
Advanced Psychopathology
Ethical, Legal&Prof Issues
Group Couns&Psychotherapy
Research Design&Statistics
Marriage & Family Therapies
Child & Adoles Psychotherapy
Appraisal Techniques
Multicultural Issues in Couns
Ethic Leg & Prof Iss in CMHC
Addictions Counseling
Career Counseling&Dev
Two electives chosen from:6
Issues in Psychology
Crisis Counseling
Cult Asp Cnsling Clnts Hisp Dt
Tech Asp of Hisp in SPAN
Supervised Clinical Experience6
Counseling Practicum
Counseling Internship I
Thesis3
Successful completion of twenty-eight hours of the Major Curriculum (including PSYC 5320) and Written Comprehensive Exam is required prior to enrolling in PSYC 5399.
Thesis II
Total Semester Credit Hours60