M.Sc. Blended

Professional Counseling Psychology

Florida International University

24 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our Master of Science in Psychology with a major in Professional Counseling Psychology at Florida International University prepares research-informed future therapists, counselors and consultants for the independent and licensed professional practice of counseling, psychotherapy and program evaluation.


The Professional Counseling Psychology program at Florida International University offers students a solid foundation in psychology and opportunities for specializing in a range of clinical problems and diverse populations, with learning through faculty-guided mentorship and supervised clinical training.

The program is designed to provide instruction and training for advanced study in psychology and prepare students to become professional Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs) in the state of Florida. Students are trained to use scientific and applied behavioral science theories, methods, techniques, and evidence-based treatments for the purpose of describing, preventing, and treating psychological problems, enhancing mental health and human development.


This program consists of 60 credits of graduate study that leads to a Master of Science in Psychology and eligibility to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida.

Students further develop an area of specialization in the field of counseling psychology, acquiring expertise with particular problems and populations through independent study and research with individual faculty members. Students are trained to use various methods in examining and implementing evidence-based treatments in counseling psychology and psychotherapy that have a significant impact on maladaptive and adaptive functioning.

Students in the program have access to a wide range of research facilities and resources, including academic computer facilities; two libraries; laboratory facilities; affiliation with faculty members across FIU and at other local universities; and affiliations with local businesses, government agencies and social service organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developmental Research Methods for Counselors
  • Advanced Case Conceptualization 
  • Applied Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Psychopathology
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Sexual Disorders
  • Career Development in Adolescence & Adulthood
  • Psychological Methods of Program Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 credits of upper-level work. Students with non-psychology majors may apply for admission if they have completed specific courses
  • GRE: Required; scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test, taken within the previous five years, are required of all applicants. There is no minimum score required.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required; 3 letters evaluating the applicant’s potential for graduate work. The University Graduate School offers a recommendation form, though this is not required. Letters should be written on letterhead  or stationery
  • CV or Resume: Required; include previous experience, education, honors, awards, interests, community service and achievements
  • Two Academic Writing Samples: Required; one must be academic, and the other may be work-related 
  • Video Statement of Intent: Required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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