Counseling Psychology MA
Our Counseling Psychology MA provides students with a firm foundation of psychological theories and practical counseling techniques and opportunities for a variety of career paths after graduation. The MA Program meets the educational requirements for licensure as professional counselors (LPC and LPCC). In addition to coursework, the program requires each student to complete a practicum.
The MA in Counseling Psychology meets the degree program requirements for Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota. The program has not made a determination that its curriculum meets degree program requirements for licensure outside of the state of Minnesota. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine whether the program meets requirements for Licensure in the State where the student or applicant is located.
For the MA:
CPSY 600 Psychological Statistics
1 | Meet the basic requirements:
- Prospective students must have completed an undergraduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency
- An undergraduate degree in psychology is not required.
2 | Meet the supplementary requirements:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required for any candidate whose primary language is not English.
3 | Submit the following application materials:
- Completed application form
- Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Submit transcripts to: email@example.com or Graduate Admissions, University of St. Thomas, TMH 251, 1000 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Two letters of recommendation, addressing the candidate's suitability for the program.
- Statement of Purpose - three pages (double spaced); see application for specific criteria
4 | Complete interview with Faculty upon selection as finalist
The Interprofessional Center offers psychological services to a diverse population of clients with mental health issues, while providing both practicum experiences and a pre-doctoral internship for graduate professional psychology students. At the IPC, students strive to meet the needs of underserved people while gaining valuable real-world experience. Our clients are low-income, uninsured or underinsured, individuals who often are unable to obtain psychological services if it were not for clinics like the IPC. Services provided to clients (all free of charge) can include: individual counseling, group counseling, couples/family counseling, DBT (both skills group and therapy), psychological testing and/or psycho-education. In addition, students may have the opportunity to periodically work on cases which are shared between Psychological Services and Social Work, Psychological Services and Law, or among all three of the disciplines at the IPC.
The University of St. Thomas, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is student-led organization founded with the purpose of enhancing the experiences and development of graduate psychology students within the University of St. Thomas. The GSPP GSO unites Masters and Doctoral-level graduate psychology students in the University of St. Thomas GSPP, for the purpose of professional and personal student development, the betterment of the department, and in their contributions to the field and community. The GSO strives to enhance the experiences and development of graduate psychology students within the University of St. Thomas through: representing and unifying GSPP graduate students at all levels, advancing their professional and personal interests, providing a forum for student discussion of psychology-relevant topics, and promoting graduate student participation in university and community affairs.