Counseling Psychology Masters Degree

counseling psychology word cloudCounseling psychology is the application of psychology to the solving of the problems of everyday stresses, such as career planning, learning difficulties and family difficulties.  This can be contrasted with clinical psychology, which deals with analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

A masters counseling degree is required in order to practice as a professional counselor.  So what do psychology counselors do and what is involved in studying counseling at masters level?  This page will help you to find out more about these things and to locate suitable schools and programs, especially online.  If you wish to explore on-campus psychology programs in a specific state, go to the on campus programs page.  If you want to look at doctoral programs, go to the PhD in counseling psychology page.

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An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.

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  • MS - Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • MS - Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy (CACREP-, COAMFTE-accredited)
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The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,285 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Programs:

  • M.A. Counseling Psychology
  • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
Locations:  Chicago

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.

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  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs:

  • Counseling Psychology (MA)
  • Counseling Psychology/Marriage & Family Therapy (MA)
Locations:  San Diego

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Programs:

  • Master of Science in Psychology : Addictions
  • Master of Science in Psychology : Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Science: Psychology
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Locations:  Lincoln
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