Graduate Studies in Psychology & Counseling
Program in Psychology
The 39-hour M.S. in Psychology allows students to choose from a variety of electives tailored to their unique career goals. The program is designed for graduate students who desire to enhance their career opportunities in fields such as education, ministry, social work, health care and business. This degree would also be appropriate preparation for doctoral programs in counseling or psychology.
The degree requires 30 hours of core coursework that would provide basic training in psychology and counseling. The remaining 9 hours may be taken from a variety of courses in the counseling graduate program or in another academic area (e.g., ministry, conflict resolution, etc.).
The courses are listed below. For descriptions of each of these courses, click here.
If you'd like to download a copy of the graduate catalog, click here.
Core Courses (30 Hours):
Introduction to Psychopathology and Adaptive Behavior
Theories of Human Behavior, Learning, and Personality
Research Methods and Statistics
Integration of Psychology and Christianity Seminar
Thesis I (should be started no later than 1 year prior to graduation)
Elective Courses (select 9 Hours):
Counseling Theories and Techniques
Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling
Child and Adolescent Counseling
Grief and Crisis Counseling
Substance Abuse Counseling
Multicultural Issues in Counseling
Group Dynamics and Group Counseling
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
Survey of Psychology (for students who did not major in psychology)
Electives from other departments