Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology (M.S.)

Program of Study

Below is the recommended Program of Study for the MS in Psychology - Counseling Concentration. This represents two (2) years of full-time status and requires 12 credit hours per term. We recommend the same sequence of courses for students choosing the Thesis and non-Thesis option with the exception of the Summer term. During the Summer term, non-thesis track students complete an elective course while thesis track students formally begin the independent study for the thesis. Students may pursue the degree on a part-time basis, but they meet with their academic advisor regularly to ensure an appropriate progression through the program. All courses meet once per week in the evening. Evening classes are held from 5:30 pm to 8:20 pm. During students final semester in the program, they complete the capstone experience. For those students on the thesis track, the capstone is the successful defense of their thesis. For those students on the non-thesis track, the capstone is the passing of the Comprehensive Examination, a written exam that covers the major tenets of training. 

Graduating Students

Fall I

PSYC 5135 Theories of Personality 

PSYC 5070 Professional Issues and Ethics in Counseling Psychology 

PSYC 5040 Statistics & Methodology 

PSYC 5120 Counseling and Interviewing Skills 

 

Spring I

PSYC 5530 Multicultural Counseling Theory & Practice

PSYC 5140 Statistics & Computer Applications 

PSYC 5170 Counseling Theory 

PSYC 5136 Abnormal Psychology

Summer

PSYC 5270 Vocational Theory & Testing 

PSYC 5630 Child and Adolescent Development

Group Counseling

Elective or PSYC 6540 Thesis 

 

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Fall II

PSYC 6505 Masters Counseling Psychology Practicum

PSYC 5570 Individuals, Couples &  Families

PSYC 6430 History & Systems of Psychology 

PSYC 5030 Biological Basis of Behavior

PSYC 6540 Thesis - Thesis option only

Spring II

PSYC 6130 Social Bases of Behavior

PSYC 6506 Masters Counseling Psychology Practicum

PSYC 6130 Tests and Measures

PSYC 5060 Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior 

PSYC 6540 Thesis - Thesis option only