Counseling Psychology, Master of Science

Mission Statement

The Graduate Psychology Program prepares students to apply evidence-based counseling practices and recovery oriented care in a culturally competent manner. Through diverse pedagogical practices, students (1) expand and deepen their understanding of counseling theories, (2) strengthen their critical thinking skills, (3) apply research to practice, and (4) effectively utilize this knowledge in an applied setting. Graduates from this program demonstrate exemplary communication and leadership skills, becoming informed and participatory citizens in a variety of professional roles. 

Admission Requirements

Those applying for the master's degree in Counseling Psychology should have all of the following:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 for undergraduate work.
  • If the undergraduate degree is not in Psychology, applicants must take an Introductory Psychology course prior to entering the program.
  • See other general requirements of the Graduate Division.

Degree Specializations

The master’s degree in Counseling Psychology has three specializations, Marriage and Family Therapy, General Counseling Psychology and Mental Health Administration. Each specialization has in common the same 21 units of core courses typically taken in the first year. Below you will find a description of each specialization.