Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Counseling Psychology (M.A.)

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies, in conjunction with WAU’s Department of Psychology & Counseling, offers two Master of Arts degree programs, one in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the other in counseling psychology ( L.C.P.C. or L.C.A.D.C. track programs).

The Masters of Arts degree in counseling psychology prepares the student to function as a counselor under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.


Admissions to the Master of Arts degree program requires that a student have a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field (social work, mental health, et.) Applicants who do not meet the minimum 2.75 GPA requirement, but whose grade-point averages fall between 2.60 and 2.74, must also submit GRE scores of at least 150 on the subject area Psychology examination in order to be considered for admission.

Students who possess a bachelor’s degree but in an unrelated area will be required to complete nine hours of upper-division psychology courses with “B” or better before being admitted to the Master of Arts program. It is recommended that the students select from the following undergraduate psychology courses: Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Psychological Testing, Theories of Personality and Abnormal Psychology.

Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Non-Licensure program – 39 hours

Required Courses                                                                                                                                  39 hours

CPSY 510* Advanced Lifespan Development 3
CPSY 520* Psychopathology 3
CPSY 530* Systems and Theories of Psychotherapy 3
CPSY 540* Counseling Techniques 3
CPSY 550 Field Experience ( 125 hours) 3
CPSY 560 Group Therapy 3
CPSY 571 Ethical, Legal and Substance Abuse Issues for Counselors 3
CPSY 580 Career Counseling 3
CPSY 590 Evaluation and Appraisal 3
CPSY 610 Research in Counseling 3
CPSY 620 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
CPSY 630 Alcohol and Drug Counseling 3
CPSY 640 Multicultural Counseling 3

* Core Program prerequisites must be met