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Psychology - Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1139 (BCR) , IL,
The master's degree in the Clinical-Counseling Psychology Program provides rigorous training in basic areas of psychology and their application in assessment, counseling, and psychotherapeutic treatment.


One of the strengths of this Program has been the presence of faculty who have been trained in Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology, which has provided a valuable opportunity for collaboration between faculty and graduate students. The master's degree can be completed with two years of full time enrollment on campus.

Students who complete the master's program in Clinical-Counseling Psychology are eligible to sit for both the Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Examinations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Master's Thesis
  • Clinical-counseling Capstone Project
  • Theories Of Personality
  • Advanced Behavior Modification
  • Clinical-counseling Psychology
  • Group Psychotherapy And Counseling
  • Techniques Of Objective Psychological Assessment
  • Statistics: Data Analysis And Methodology
  • Psychology Of Diversity
  • Theories And Techniques Of Counseling: Adults
  • Vocational Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Advanced Psychopathology And Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Legal, Ethical, And Practice Issues In Clinical-counseling Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or prior to fall admission
  • Official transcripts from each college or university
  • Have completed at least 15 hours of undergraduate psychology courses that include general psychology, psychological statistics, research methods, abnormal psychology, and learning theory. 
  • Official GRE General Test scores (use institution code 1319)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample
  • A personal statement 
  • Three recommendations (see application instructions about providing names and email addresses; recommendations must be uploaded to the application)

Work Experience

  • Any experiences (paid, unpaid, internship, volunteer, etc.) including dates, employer or organization, business addresses, and the nature of the experiences that are relevant to admission to this graduate program
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      16680 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 16680 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      16680 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 16680 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      9066 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9066 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Normal

    • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
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