Program Mission

The mission of the Master of Science Program in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology is to prepare highly skilled, compassionate counselors to provide evidence-based, active, focused, culturally sensitive, and behavioral health services.

Concurrently, the program prepares graduates with the attitudes, knowledge, and skills to pursue doctoral training in psychology, counseling, or a related field.

Grounded in the cognitive-behavioral tradition, this program trains practitioner-scholars to offer assessment, therapeutic interventions, consultation, program evaluation, social justice advocacy, and follow-up services. Incorporating knowledge of the biopsychosocial model, the program provides a foundation for ethical practice that facilitates the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

The program prepares master’s level graduates for credentialing as a licensed professional counselor in states where a 48-credit degree of this type is accepted.