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Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #161 (BCR) Iowa City, IA, United States
The Master of Arts program in Psychological and Quantitative Foundations with a counseling psychology subprogram is held in Hong Kong. This master degree is offered by The University of Iowa. 
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Overview

The program requires a minimum of 34 s.h. of graduate credit with no thesis. Prerequisites for some of the required courses may mean that students will need to complete additional course work. Students are expected to maintain a minimum g.p.a. of 2.75 in all work for the degree. Courses are taught year round, and each course covers one month of instruction and one month of no instruction. Students can complete their M.A. in at least 24 months.

The master program degree in Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at The University of Iowa, provides students with education in the theories, research, and scholarship about the principles and foundational knowledge in counseling psychology. Students learn relevant psychological interventions, strategies, and remediation to work with people in order to effectively solve problems, respond to client situations, and plan for the future. Because there is no supervised practicum component to this degree, students who graduate with the M.A. are not eligible to practice counseling psychology or be licensed in the United States. However, students will be qualified to apply for doctoral programs in professional psychology and counseling fields such as clinical counseling, school psychology, counselor education, rehabilitation counseling, and school counseling.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Couple and Family Therapy
  • Introduction to Counseling and Skills
  • Health and Wellness Counseling Psychology
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Design of Experiments 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    81

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A Department of Sociology Application Statement
  • Application for Graduate Awards
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31232 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    31232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31232 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9266 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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