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Counseling Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) West Hattiesburg, MS, United States
The Counseling Psychology Master’s Program involves the pursuit of the Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become licensed professional counselors and to pursue doctoral education in psychology, if desired.


Utilizing a scientist-practitioner training model, our goal is to train counselors who are informed consumers of research.We believe that the research training our students receive is one of the things that set our program apart from other master's programs in Counseling Psychology.

Mission Statement
  • The mission of the Counseling Psychology Master’s Program is to provide the knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to become a competent professional counselor through academic and experiential learning. We also aim to provide training in the psychological foundation required of become proficient consumers of psychological science.
  • As such, we train students to utilize the science of psychology to inform sound diagnostic and evidence-based interventions consistent with the philoso
  • phical underpinnings of Counseling Psychology in serving their clients, community, and the profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Theories of Learning
  • Counseling Psychology Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods I
  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology .
  • Cultural Bases of Behavior
  • Testing and Individual Analysis
  • Introduction to Counseling Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all institutions from which a bachelor’s degree or higher degree was obtained AND official transcripts for all work completed after obtaining the bachelor’s degree, including undergraduate and graduate coursework. Junior/community college transcripts are NOT required. 
  • Results from a standardized, graduate-level exam (typically the GRE or GMAT). Applicants may contact the program of their major to determine whether other results are acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic performance. Applicants may contact the program of their major to determine if the program will accept non-academic recommenders.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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