The M.S. in Psychology: Clinical Counseling curriculum is designed to produce graduates who are proficient consumers of the research literature as well as clinicians who employ empirically-based assessment and intervention techniques. Cognitive-Behavioral therapeutic interventions are emphasized in our curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to be completed with two-years of full-time study. Subject to approval granted on a case-by-case basis, the program can be completed in three years of part-time study. The curriculum combines classroom and clinical experiences with service learning opportunities in order to produce well-rounded graduates who are ready to enter the field of Clinical Counseling as a practitioner. Core courses, as required by licensing authorities to meet the educational requirements for licensure, courses required by the department and electives within and outside of the Department of Psychology comprise the curriculum. All students must also complete a 700 hour Internship/Practicum during their second year of full time studies.
Students interested in strengthening their research skills while pursuing the Master of Science in Psychology: Clinical Counseling can apply to the Research Track of the Clinical Counseling program. Students applying to this track are most often interested in pursuing doctoral studies at a program emphasizing the scientist-practitioner model after completion of their studies at the Master’s level.