Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology

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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 Development3
CPSY 520*Psychopathology3
CPSY 530*Systems and Theories of Psychotherapy3
CPSY 540*Counseling Techniques3
CPSY 550Field Experience ( 125 hours)3
CPSY 560Group Therapy3
CPSY 571Ethical, Legal and Substance Abuse Issues for Counselors3
CPSY 580Career Counseling3
CPSY 590Evaluation and Appraisal3
CPSY 610Research in Counseling3
CPSY 620Marriage and Family Counseling3
CPSY 630Alcohol and Drug Counseling3
CPSY 640Multicultural Counseling3

* Core Program prerequisites must be met