12 months
575 USD/credit 17250 USD/year
575 USD/credit 17250 USD/year
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The MA degree in Counseling Psychology from American International College is designed for learners with aspirations to become licensed as professional counselors at state and national levels.


The core objective of the MA in Counseling Psychology from American International College is to address the knowledge base and skills necessary to qualify for licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and related clinical practice. 

The academic focus of this program includes extensive in-depth studies in counseling theory and practice, applied psychology concepts and principles, theories of human development and personality development across the lifespan, family and group therapy principles, applied social and cultural foundations, biological basis of behavior, and professional orientation and ethics. 

The Counseling Psychology program from American International College also includes formal internship components consistent with national and most state requirements for clinical mental health counseling licensure.

Learning Outcomes

  • Expression of Ideas -The candidate will be able to analyze and communicate ideas clearly in correct APA format
  • Knowledge of Appraisal and Diagnostic Techniques for Individuals and Groups—The candidate will be able to analyze the appropriate and ethical use of various appraisal and diagnostic techniques for diverse populations in verbal and written forms
  • Social and Cultural Awareness – The candidate will be able to communicate in written and oral forms an understanding of social and cultural similarities and differences and their impact upon professional practice
  • Professional Identity and Ethics – The candidate will be able to express, verbally and in written form, an understanding of the fundamentals of professional practice as well as ethical considerations that should guide one’s professional and/or scholarly pursuits
  • Knowledge of Counseling Theory and Practice-The candidate will be able to express, verbally and in written form, an understanding of the major theories and methodologies of professional counseling
  • Critical Thinking and Reflection – The candidate will be able to synthesize and evaluate a variety of sources to explore ideas and issues to facilitate continued personal and professional development through self-reflection

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Professional Portfolio
  • Research Methods & Program Evaluation
  • Counseling Theory & Practice
  • Psychology of Human Growth & Development
  • Social & Cultural Bases of Behavior
  • Helping Relationships
  • Group Work and Therapy
  • Career and Lifestyle Development
  • Appraisal and Diagnostic Techniques
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Sexuality for Counselors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program offers rolling admissions, which means we evaluate applications throughout the year.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program requires a baccalaureate GPA of 3.0 or better. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 3.0 GPA, the individual may be required to be interviewed by the program director. 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement highlighting why you wish to pursue your degree and how you will benefit personally and professionally from this program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 575 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    17250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 575 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Springfield

1020 - 1350 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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