Counseling Psychology

Alaska Pacific University

12 months
15600 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Benefit from rigorous coursework and training in a wide variety of counseling modalities while exploring and developing your unique interests with the Counseling Psychology program of the Alaska Pacific University.


Life-friendly scheduling and fewer pre-requisites make APU’s Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) an ideal choice for busy, working adults. Gain the practical experience, the professional network and the education you need to apply for the Licensed Professional Counselor credential in Alaska.

The Counseling Psychology program of the Alaska Pacific University is a wellness and skills-based degree program grounded in a strength-based approach to psychology. Whether you’re already a practitioner in a mental health field seeking career advancement, a professional outside the field wanting to change careers, or a recent graduate of a bachelor’s program in psychology or a related field, close mentoring by experienced program faculty and a close-knit cohort for your learning community provide the support you need throughout your program to pursue your individual interests and achieve your personal goals.

MSCP coursework is delivered through synchronous online, evening classes and on-campus intensives every six weeks during the semester. Our online courses provide time for material delivery and discussion while the on-campus intensives offer the opportunity for students to practice skills in person, in preparation for internship placement.

Career Outcomes

  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Child and Family counselor
  • Chemical Dependency counselor
  • Doctoral study

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Psychology
  • Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official final transcript(s) from all institutions attended. Transcript(s) must display proof of bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Graduate candidates who have GPA scores below a 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis. Full admission is contingent upon successful completion of the first semester of classes in which they are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Standardized Test. Submit scores from the Genera Record Exam (GRE)
  • Essay
  • Personal statements
  • Submit three current letters of recommendation.
  • Interview
  • Background Check
  • Official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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