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Master's Program in Counseling Psychology: Become an LPC in 2-3 years

 

Earn your M.A. in Counseling Psychology in two or three years. Call or request information today.

Overview & Tuition

Trinity Christian College’s Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program offers rigorous professional training in counseling, combining theory, empirical research, and practical experience as students are prepared to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs). Taught from a Christian perspective, the program emphasizes the formation of the whole person in the training of each student answering God’s call to bring healing and restoration.

Tuition

Format

Format

  • The Counseling Psychology program offers a two or three-year option for earning the 48 credit hours required and operates on a year-round schedule.
  • Each course meets one night per week so students are on campus two nights a week. During the fall and spring semesters, students attend class face-to-face on campus. In the winter and summer semesters, courses are accelerated and blended with online components.
  • The program is offered at Trinity's main campus in Palos Heights, Illinois 

Eligibility


Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Required coursework: Introduction to Psychology, Research Design, Life Span Development and Abnormal  Psychology (If you have not completed these courses, contact us for convenient ways to do so.)
  • GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) or better
  • Two letters of recommendation (prefer one from current/former professor and one from current/former employer)
  • Complete the Graduate Studies application for admission
  • Submit the $50 application fee

Courses

Courses

The courses in Trinity’s M.A. in Counseling Psychology program have been designed to be completed in a specific order. Most students will start with the first course, however, there are places where students can join an existing cohort and complete the program. Contact the Graduate Studies office for details.

 

Psych 501 Counseling Theory and Methods I 3 credits
Psych 502 Professional Orientation and Ethics 3 credits
Psych 503 Counseling Theory and Methods II 3 credits
Psych 504 Assessment and Evaluation of Individuals 3 credits
Psych 505 Counseling Practicum 3 credits
Psych 506 Social and Cultural Foundations * 3 credits
Psych 507 Psychopathology * 3 credits
Psych 508 Research Design * 3 credits
Psych 601 Internship I 3 credits
Psych 602 Life Span Development * 3 credits
Psych 603 Internship II 3 credits
Psych 604 Career Development * 3 credits
Psych 605 Substance Abuse Counseling * 3 credits
Psych 606 Marriage Couple and Family Counseling 3 credits
Psych 607 Christian Perspectives on Counseling 3 credits
Psych 608 Group Dynamics * 3 credits

* Denotes courses employing a blended format (face-to-face and online instruction).

Start Dates

Start Dates

  • Fall (There are additional opportunities to join the cohort at specific dates)

The Graduate Studies department has rolling admissions and there is no set deadline for application materials. There are a limited number of seats in each cohort, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

 


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