Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Total Hours Required

A minimum of 61 semester credit hours including 6 semester credit hours for thesis or 3 semester credit hours for the Capstone Experience. The number of semester credit hours required depends on the particular degree program. Consult the director of the program for details.

Practica

Counseling Psychology students will spend a minimum of two semesters each in two practicum placements for a total of four semesters of practicum. The student will consult with the Practicum Coordinator to arrange for appropriate placement.

Special Requirements

Students are required to maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all courses applied to the degree. If a grade of C or less is earned in a course, the student will be required to complete a formal remediation process. If a second grade of C or less is earned (in at least six semester credit hours total), the student will be dismissed from the program.

Comprehensive Examinations

A written comprehensive exam will be required for all students who do not complete a Thesis.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program of Study (61 semester credit hours)

Required Courses
FS 5143Addiction Counseling3
PSY 5163Psychology of Women3
PSY 5313Psychological Tests and Measurements3
PSY 5502Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling Psychology2
PSY 5513Advanced Psychopathology (Prepracticum courses)3
PSY 5523Clinical Therapeutic Group Processes (Prepracticum courses)3
PSY 5541Psychotherapy Skills I: Microskills Lab1
PSY 5653Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling3
PSY 5674Theory and Practice of Family Psychology (Prepracticum courses)4
PSY 5923Supervised Practicum (To be taken for 4 Semesters)12
PSY 6383Cross Cultural Psychology3
PSY 6613Advanced Developmental Psychology3
PSY 6803Seminar in Vocational Psychology3
PSY 6833Ethics in Psychology (Prepracticum courses)3
Elective
Select one from the following3
Advanced Psychological Statistics I
Research Design
Select one from the following:3
Advanced Theories and Psychotherapies
Psychology of Violence, Trauma, and Abuse
Psychology of Human Sexuality
In consultation with the student's major advisor, the student should select either the Thesis Track or the Coursework Only Option, both of which are outlined below.6
Thesis Track
Thesis
Thesis
Select one of three electives:
Advanced Theories and Psychotherapies
Psychology of Violence, Trauma, and Abuse
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Coursework Only Option
Capstone Proficiencies
Select two approved electives from the following:
Advanced Theories and Psychotherapies
Psychology of Violence, Trauma, and Abuse
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Total Semester Credit Hours61