The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology prepares graduates to pursue employment in various fields of psychology, become licensed as professional counselors, begin a college teaching career, or continue graduate studies through doctoral programs. All students 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 Counseling Psychology?
Graduates of ACU's M.S. in Counseling Psychology are prepared for positions in mental health intervention and consultation, along with prevention of mental health disorders. In addition to the traditional techniques of psychological assessment, students have opportunities for training and experience in the rapidly growing areas of neuropsychological, educational and behavioral assessment.
Why the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at ACU?
• Small class sizes maximize training quality and efficiency
• Acclaimed faculty is comprised entirely of professional psychologists and psychiatrists
• Ample research opportunities
• Extensive counseling opportunities
ACU's M.S. in Counseling Psychology is a two-year, 48-hour program. Students will complete 450 clock hours of practicum experience and an optional 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 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