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Counseling Psychology

University of Hawaii at Hilo

24 months
26568 USD/year
26568 USD/year
11736 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Counseling Psychology as a psychological specialty of University of Hawaii at Hilo aims at facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns. 


Through the integration of theory, research, and practice, and with sensitivity to multicultural issues, Counseling Psychology program of University of Hawaii at Hilo encompasses a broad range of practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to live more highly functioning lives.

Counseling psychology is unique in its attention both to normal developmental issues and to problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders. 


Graduates of the program will be able to seek employment as professional counselors. Employment prospects for mental health counselors are currently good in Hawaiʻi and in many other areas of the United States. Employment opportunities in this field are expected to grow at a faster than average rate over the coming years. 


The Master of Arts program in counseling psychology is accredited through 2021 by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Multivariate Statistic
  • Research Meth & Prgm Evaluatn
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Profssnl Identity, Ethics 
  • Lifespan Human Development 
  • Career Development
  • Psychopathology over Lifespan 
  • Counseling Theories 
  • Group Work & Counseling 
  • Social & Cultural Foundations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution;
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • A strong background in psychology or a closely-related field, with a minimum of 15 semester hours of course work in psychology; strongly recommended are an introductory or survey of psychology, statistical techniques, research methods, and at least two 300-level or higher psychology courses. For these 15 semester hours, similar courses in closely-related fields of study may also be acceptable;
  • At least one 3-semester-credit course in statistics and one 3-semester-credit course in research methods from any discipline;
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (General Test);
  • A score of 550 on the TOEFL (required of applicants for whom English is not their native language and whose undergraduate degree was earned in a non-English speaking country).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    26568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13284 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    26568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13284 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5868 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Hilo

1196 - 1823 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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