Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Earn your M.A. in Counseling Psychology in two or three years. Call or request information today.
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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.
- $644 per credit hour, for a total tuition of $30,912 (48 credits)
- Various scholarships are available. Click here for more information.
- 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.
- You will take 2 courses per semester, with each course meeting one night a week (for a total of 2 nights each week). During the fall and spring semesters, each course meets 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.
- 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
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).
- 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.