M.Sc. On Campus

Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

American College of Greece

24 months
7290 EUR/year
7290 EUR/year
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Counseling psychology is a branch of applied professional psychology concerned with the integration of different psychological theories and research traditions within the process of therapy. The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy is offered by American College of Greece.


The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy at American College of Greece balances theoretical perspectives with the application of techniques and approaches, aiming to train students who wish to work with a variety of client/patient groups in various settings. 

Learning outcomes

The program prepares participants to conduct assessment, prevention, and interventions for psychological difficulties, and to serve the profession and the client by offering high-quality services based on theory, high ethical integrity, and empirically validated practices.

Student develop specialized knowledge and competencies, and gradually adopt a range of roles relating to the practice of counseling psychology. Professional skills are initially developed through pre-practicum experiences (as part of coursework) and, following, through the completion of at least 700 hours of supervised practical training in mental health settings.

Students must successfully complete 17 graduate-level courses, 2 graduate-level experiential workshops, 4 practicum seminars, representing a total of 54 US credits, carry out at least 700 hours of practical training, and undertake at least 40 hours of personal counseling/psychotherapy.

In the first year, the program aims to provide the student with core theoretical and research knowledge in areas relating to Counseling Psychology. In the second year, students enroll in skill-based courses from different theoretical orientations, are assigned to supervised practicum(s) (700 hours) and complete the research thesis.

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Principles of Counseling & Personal Development
  • Testing & Assessment
  • Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Professional & Ethical Issues in Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Qualitative Research
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Advanced Analysis & Interpretation of Behavioral Data
  • Program Design & Evaluation
  • Group Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Psychopathology
  • Counseling in Health Settings
  • Psychology of Addictions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Competence to undertake graduate work: a College or University degree in psychology. Applicants who do not have a first degree in psychology may opt to attend a graduate conversion course, leading to a Graduate Certificate in Psychology, prior to applying to the program.
  • Suitability for counseling: Evidence of personal maturity and resilience sufficient to cope with the emotional demands of counseling and psychotherapy will be sought during the personal interview and from references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7290 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14580 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7290 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14580 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

595 - 760 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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