ACU's Master of Science in Clinical Psychology prepares graduates to pursue employment in various fields of psychology, begin a college teaching career, or continue graduate studies through doctoral programs. With an emphasis on counseling training, graduates will become proficient in the basic areas of clinical intervention, including diagnostic interviewing, case conceptualization, crisis intervention, goal-setting, treatment planning, and the psychotherapy process.
Why the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology?
The M.S. in Clinical Psychology is a highly practical degree for graduates seeking to become proficient in psychology-related fields. More than 450 hours of supervised practicum experience allow students to work on-site in the ACU Psychology Clinic, as well as in a number of practicum sites throughout the community. New courses in advanced therapeutic techniques give the program a unique edge over many programs of a similar size.
Why the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at ACU?
• Small class sizes maximize training quality and efficiency
• Acclaimed faculty is composed entirely of professional psychologists and psychiatrists
• Extensive clinical training in the ACU Psychology Clinic and other locations
• Ample research opportunities
The M.S. in Clinical Psychology is a 48-hour program (including 6 hours of electives). It also includes 450 clock hours of practicum experience and a thesis project.
Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis (students work from 10 to 20 hours per week). Benefits include a monthly salary and tuition reduction. GAs will gain valuable experience by working with professors in research and in the classroom, giving them an edge when applying to doctoral programs.
ACU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional body responsible for accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 48
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,016 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).
Locale: Midsize City