M.A. in Clinical Psychology, M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, M.A. in Counseling Ministries, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Students accepted into the Master's Program in Clinical Psychology generally complete the 48-credit program in two years. The first year consists primarily of courses introducing the various theoretical schools of clinical practice. During the second year students complete a two-semester internship and take the remaining requirements and electives.
It is important that applicants review the licensing requirements of the states or countries in which they hope to practice since mental health practice at the master's level varies widely. Illinois master's professionals, for example, may currently be licensed as Clinical Professional Counselors. Graduate course requirements may differ from the requirements for licenses in other states. See the Licensing and Certification section for additional information.
Faculty and students join together in actively exploring the integration of Christian faith and psychological practice. During the first year students and faculty participate together in a year-long seminar entitled Social, Cultural and Spiritual Foundations of Mental Health which explores the impact of a Christian worldview on the developing identity of the mental health professional. During the internship year students and faculty participate in Internship Seminars focused on putting the concepts and theories of integration into practice.
Students are assisted in the search for an internship to fit their professional goals and interests. A wide variety of clinical settings welcome applicants from the Wheaton College Master's Program including outpatient practices, church counseling centers, community mental health centers, inpatient treatment facilities and college counseling clinics.
PSY.D. -- American Psychological Association. M.A. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - Approved by National Board for Certified Counselors for participation in Graduate Student Application for National Certified Counselor Credential program (GSA-NCC). ALL PROGRAMS - Higher Learning Commission: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
Same as above but with choice of entrance exam -- either TOEFL, IELTS, or GRE.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 36 to 120 -- Varies
In State Tuition (per year): 715 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 715 USD
Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts
Locale: Large Suburb