Graduate Degree Programs
The department offers several graduate degree programs.
- Professional Counselor (School Counseling and Licensed Professional Counselor)
- Counseling Psychology (Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapy)
- Educational Psychology (Licensed Psychological Associate and Experimental Psychology)
- School Psychology (Licensed Specialist in School Psychology)
The Professional Counselor Program offers a program of study leading to the Master of Education degree with a major in Counseling. The degree is primarily designed to enable graduates to pursue certification as a school counselor. The program also enables graduates to be eligible for the Professional Counselor License (LPC). Before school counseling certification can be granted, students must have accrued at least two years of teaching experience in public schools, grades K-12.
The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology provides programs of study leading to credentialing in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family. Graduates are eligible for the Professional Counselor License (LPC) or the License in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) credential.
The Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology provides options for the Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) credential or a non-credentialing Experimental Psychology major. The Experimental Psychology program is offered online.
The School Psychology program prepares graduates for careers in the professional practice of school psychology. Graduates are eligible for the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) credential, which enables them to provide psychological services in schools. Students who already possess a master's or doctoral degree in psychology may be eligible for admission as a special non-degree seeking student for retraining in school psychology.