The Clinical and Counseling Psychology Master’s Degree Program will prepare students to become competent and ethical mental health professionals. The program is designed to expose students to the theory, science and practice of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, provide training in the skills needed for professional practice, encourage appreciation of diversity and social justice, and prepare students for ongoing graduate study.
This degree may be earned in one of seven areas of concentration:
- Child and Adolescent Therapy
- Child and Adolescent Therapy with Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Diverse and Underserved Communities,
- Couple and Family Therapy
- Trauma Studies
The program is designed to meet degree requirements for students seeking licensure in PA as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT).
Licensure and Credentials
The master’s program is designed to prepare students who seek Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) certification in Pennsylvania and many other states (check each state’s board requirements).
The Clinical and Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).
Accreditation Statistics can be found here.
Program Format and Locations
The majority of classes meet in the evenings one night a week, Monday through Thursday. Additionally, there are some class offerings available in a compressed format on Fridays and Saturdays. Classes are offered at the Main Campus in Chestnut Hill, and through our partnership with DeSales University, at DeSales’ Main Campus 2275 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA, 18034.
Program Learning Objectives
The Department of Professional Psychology, seeks to prepare students pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology to become competent and ethical professionals. In accordance with this goal, students are:
- Acquainted with the body of theoretical & empirical knowledge relevant to their course of study
- Provided with training in the skills needed for competent and ethical professional practice
- Encouraged to appreciate diversity and social justice
- Prepared for ongoing graduate study in a post-master’s or doctoral program
In addition, the Master of Science degree meets the graduate degree requirements for students seeking master’s licensure in the state of Pennsylvania as either Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). This degree also meets the master’s-level licensure requirements in many other states. Please contact your state licensing board for requirements in your state.
The Department of Professional Psychology has the responsibility to assure eligibility for licensure and that courses are in compliance with requirements for licensure and that graduates are adequately prepared for professional practice. The student is required not only to demonstrate competence in the areas of academic study and clinical training but also to demonstrate familiarity with the ethics of professional practice and to behave in an ethical and professional manner at all times. For complete policy on program guidelines and standards, refer to Graduate Catalog.
Contact Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.248.7170.