Counseling Psychology Master's Degree Program Highlights
The master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in counseling psychology focuses on a broad, practice-based approach to mental health and wellness. In this program, you will learn therapeutic techniques to help others improve their overall psychological well-being through the development of stress and crisis management skills and the care and maintenance of interpersonal relationships. Through practical experience in individual and group counseling, you will explore a variety of models and therapies in order to establish your own theoretical and professional methodology as a counselor.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Program: Psychology
Program Length: 3 years (60 credit hours)
Availability: in person
What Can You Do with this Degree?
As a counseling major, you will graduate qualified as a licensed professional counselor for individual and group therapy within the education and social services spheres. Additional graduate education may help you specialize in other areas of counseling psychology or qualify for leadership and administrative roles.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
- Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
- Ph.D. in Social Psychology
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Rehabilitation Counselors
- School and Career Counselors
- Substance Abuse Counselors
- Mental Health Counselors
Kay Doré Counseling Clinic
The Kay Doré Counseling Clinic, located in McNeese’s Department of Psychology, serves as an internship and practicum site for graduate students in the master’s of counseling psychology program. There, students get on-site training and experience under the supervision of licensed professional counselors.
McNeese’s student chapter of Psi Chi, the psychology international honor society, is engaged in research, community service and social and fundraising activities both on and off campus. Members have opportunities to travel and present research at regional conferences and volunteer with The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Autism Awareness and Family Fun Day, final exam study sessions and recruiting events.
McNeese Counseling Center
The Counseling Center provides comprehensive mental health services to help McNeese students manage daily stress and overcome personal barriers to success. In the counseling psychology master’s program, you may be able to work in the center for internship, practicum, graduate assistant or volunteer experience.
Additional Details on the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program
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Dr. Dena Matzenbacher Ph.D. – Department Head