Students in the M.S. in Counseling Psychology program can choose to add one of two concentrations: professional clinical counselor or forensic psychology. Choosing a PCC concentration results in eligibility for dual state licensure.
Students can also opt for a dual degree program, combining the M.S. in Counseling Psychology and the M.A. in Counseling Ministry, enabling them to work in both professional and church settings.
Professional Clinical Counselor
The concentration in professional clinical counseling prepares students with additional training in the important areas of community mental health counseling, career counseling, severe mental illness, and suicidality. Graduates are equipped to work in community mental health centers, agencies, and organizations, and are employable within and covered by managed care organizations and health plans.
The concentration in forensic psychology is a unique, one-of-a-kind approach. It prepares students with the principles and practical applications for forensic psychology, biblical understanding of criminal psychology and the applications of psychology and law. While this program balances theory, research and practice, it is designed also to advance student knowledge and skill needed for professional development and career enhancement.