Counseling Psychology

Avila University

24 months
589 USD/credit
589 USD/credit
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The Counseling Psychology program of Avila University is designed to help graduates meet the educational criteria required for licensed mental health counselors in Kansas and Missouri.


Mission Statement

The Counseling Psychology program of Avila University is committed to the scientist-practitioner model to train masters-level counselors for the delivery of mental health services in a variety of settings. Students who earn a master’s degree in counseling psychology will be prepared to assist those experiencing social, behavioral, and personal mental health problems through a variety of approaches and learned techniques, integrating key elements of a client’s cultural or social context. Students will leave with the abilities to evaluate evidenced- based treatment approaches, integrate respect for the dignity and well-being of others, and advocate for both the common and individual well-being.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation to Counseling Professions
  • The Helping Relationship
  • Career Development
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Theories of Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Regular admission is competitive and students are selected on the basis of their preparation and ability.




60 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

  • Graduate application for admission
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, to include official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework
  • A statement of purpose/letter of intent. This is also used to evaluate your writing abilities.
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Background check (counseling psychology applicants only)
  • The minimum overall TOEFL score required for admission is an 89 iBT (internet based test), with no individual score below 20. Alternative TOEFL exams will use an equivalent score.
  • The minimum IELTS score required for admission is an overall score of 7.0 with no band score below a 6.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    589 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 589 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    589 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 589 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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