Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Earn your M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 2- or 3-years. Download our Program Brochure to learn more!
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Overview & Tuition
Trinity'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.
- $650 per credit hour
- Total tuition of $31,200 (48 credits)
Various scholarships are available. Click here for more information.
- The program offers a 2-or 3-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 2 nights a week.
- The coursework consists of both traditional face-to-face courses and hybrid/blended courses with online components.
- 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 506||Social and Cultural Foundations *||3 credits|
|Psych 507||Psychopathology *||3 credits|
|Psych 508||Research Design *||3 credits|
|Psych 509||Counseling Children and Adolescents||3 credits|
|Psych 601||Practicum/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|
* Blended course that combine face-to-face and online components.
Classes meet at Trinity's main campus in Palos Heights, Illinois.
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.