Reasons for Applying

1. Program strengths in Clinical Training

• Graduates of our program obtain a solid knowledge base and strong clinical skills for a career in mental health counseling at a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.
• Our students are well-prepared to engage in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of mental disorders and a wide range of psychological issues.
• Our program is committed to social justice and multiculturalism. Students obtain the awareness, knowledge, and skills in working with culturally diverse populations.

2. Faculty

Our program faculty are licensed Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who actively practice and/or conduct research in hospitals, community-based clinics, schools, and private practices. Our faculty emphasize the linkage of theory and practice.

3. Research opportunities

Our students have the opportunity to deepen research skills and work closely with faculty mentors to complete an independent research project, participate in research labs, attend research conferences, and contribute to presentations and publications. See the research areas of master’s program core faculty, PsyD program faculty, and various research labs within the Department of Psychology.

4. Career preparation

Our program provides the necessary training to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC) or to pursue doctoral-level studies in Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology. Some of our graduates pursue a career in research, higher education, and non-profit settings.

5. MPCAC accredited

Our program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of July, 2015 through July, 2025. This accreditation provides assurance that the quality of the program has been externally evaluated and has met the rigorous standards set by the profession. We are committed to provide high quality education to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the field of mental health.