24 months
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
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Respected throughout the Puget Sound region, Seattle University’s Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) program brings together research and reflection from across the fields of clinical psychology, philosophy, and the humanities in laying a foundation for clinical practice. 


Instruction emphasizes reflective and experiential work, as well as the study of rich forms of qualitative research. It includes the study of first person narratives, existential and phenomenological analyses, and a close examination of the role of relational process in therapeutic work.


Psychology’s extensive internship placement program will prepare you for success as a psychotherapist working in community settings, private practice, hospitals or clinics.

Whether preparing you to enter the counseling profession as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington or providing a foundation for further graduate studies, Seattle University’s MAP program is designed to support your professional and personal development as a therapist, and to empower you to impact the lives of individuals, families and communities.


Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phenomenology of the Face
  • Assessment and Diagnosis: Desperate Styles
  • Listening Skills
  • Culture and Psychotherapy: The Social Foundations of Illness and Healing
  • Ethics and Phenomenology.
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • World of the Clinic
  • Clinical Supervision 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A copy of the completed graduate application.
  • An official, sealed transcript from each college and university you have attended, regardless of whether credits are posted on another school’s transcripts. 
  • An autobiographical essay of 6-8 pages in length, double-spaced. Details on what this essay should address are described in the application process. 
  • An academic writing sample such as an undergraduate paper.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Your recommenders can submit these electronically.  If they submit them in hard copy format, your recommenders should seal and sign their envelopes, then post them directly to Graduate Admissions. Do not send recommendation letters directly to the MAP program.  
  • Note: MAP does not use an official recommendation letter form. 
  • Applicants who pass the initial review process will be invited in for an on campus or telephone interview with a faculty member.   

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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