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2017-2018 Catalog
Abilene Christian University
   
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Counseling Psychology, MS (PSCO)


The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology is a 60-hour program designed to offer specific training and preparation in the area of counseling psychology. Graduates of this program are prepared for positions in mental health intervention, prevention and consultation. The MS in Counseling Psychology is a degree of choice for students who desire to prepare for a professional counseling credential such as Licensed Professional Counselor. The program equips students with a foundation in the science underlying the practice of counseling, including the biological, psychological and social bases of behavior. Additionally, this degree program provides classroom and practicum training for individual and group counseling with children, adolescents, and adults; clinical interviewing; crisis intervention; psychological testing; and professional issues and ethics. Practicum experience supervised by experienced psychologists develops students’ professional identity and excellence in practice.

Pre-Requisite Degree Requirements


This program requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Major Requirements


Total: 18 Credit Hours


Electives


36 hours approved by graduate advisor or department chair.

Total: 36 Credit Hours


Practicum


Total: 6 Credit Hours


Total Major Hours: 60


Other Graduation Requirements


Comprehensive Exam