M.S in Counseling Psychology
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The M.S. in Counseling Psychology (48 credits hours) program is designed to give graduate students a broad background in mental health counseling and to prepare them to work in a variety of contexts: schools, industrial settings, and mental health facilities. The program is administered by the Behavioral Sciences Department (Faculty) and is designed to meet independent accreditation standards. A Christian worldview will inform the interpretation of current psychological and counseling theories. Applicants should have earned a Bachelors degree from a credible institution with a “B” grade average or better. If this requirement is not met, provisional admission may be granted. Regular admission may be obtained after the student has maintained a 3.0 GPA for 15 credits. All applicants who do not have formal training in psychology or counseling will be required to take a preliminary set of courses in Psychology and Counseling (by advisement). The cost of this program is $12,000. TT (twelve thousand dollars) per semester for six (6) semesters which will be $72,000. TT (seventy-two thousand dollars) for the entire program, which should run for about two years.
Credits required for programme completion48
Length of programme2 years
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- COUN 520: Theories and Techniques in Counseling
This course examines the major theories of counseling from a multicultural perspective with emphasis on the integration of theory and practice.
- COUN 605: Issues in school Counseling
This course introduces students to the major writings and Issues in school counseling. This course takes a critical look at current administrative practices, roles and the appropriate function of school guidance and counseling programmes. In addition, career development Theories and counseling protocols will be examined in order to maximize the potential of school children as well as adult learners.
- COUN 635: Family Therapy
The course reviews major approaches to family treatments, patterns of family conflicts and mechanism of conflict resolution, effects of psychotherapeutic interventions on family functioning and theories and definitions of family psychopathology. Students will study the family life cycle approach.
- PSYC 510: Developmental Issues: Counseling Implications
This course examines major lifespan developmental theories. The course emphasizes the concept that human beings have the capacity for development and thus are amenable to therapeutic change throughout the lifespan.
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited university or its equivalent
- Evidence of ability to pursue advanced study in graduate-level work with a cumulative undergraduate GPA at least 2.67 on a 4.0 scale.
- Adequate undergraduate and/or graduate preparation in the proposed field of study and general education.