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.
- 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
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Counselling Psychology View 1216 other Masters in Psychology in United States
- 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
International18030 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
National18030 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
In-State8202 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 24 months.
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