MA in Clinical & Counseling Psychology

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The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology prepares students for the professional practice of counseling, assessment and/or mental health research. The curriculum provides a solid grounding in both theories and interventions that can be applied to a wide variety of mental health, academic and research settings. We emphasize clinical skills, ethical responsibility, cultural competency, self-awareness, and current body of knowledge in the scientific, methodological and theoretical foundations of practice. Our program expects students to become compassionate and caring scientist-practitioners with motivation to continue learning and furthering their development throughout their professional careers. We are committed to social justice work and multiculturalism to better serve disadvantaged or marginalized groups in our society.

This program prepares our students for careers as Master’s level mental health clinicians, researchers, or to work in various human services settings. In addition, the program will offer a unique foundation for candidates pursuing doctoral-level studies.

The M.A in Clinical and Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) under the psychology academic standards for the period of July, 2015 through July, 2025. 

Starting in Fall 2022, the program will offer both in-person classes during daytime and evening online, synchronous courses that meet over Zoom to accommodate those with employment during the day. Summer session classes are all delivered in online, asynchronous format.

For more information about our program, please see our reasons for applying and learn more about our program structure. Please also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for additional program information and updates. 

Application Deadline

March 1st (Priority for Graduate Assistantship)

May 1st (Final Deadline)

Non-degree status not available

Application Submission

The application for Fall 2023 will open in late November 2022. Our website will be updated with more information as it becomes available. For more information about the admissions and application process, please visit our admissions page. For additional information about the program, please also visit our FAQ page.

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Uzma Ali, PhD
Graduate Student Services Coordinator 

Pei-Wen Winnie Ma, PhD

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