The required curriculum for the M.A. in Counseling Psychology comprises a 50–53 semester credit sequence of courses. The program requires two academic years. There is an option of an additional six semester credit thesis as part of the degree. For course sequence, request a program calendar from the Graduate School.

Core Courses
PSYC638Counseling Theory3
PSYC642Integration of Psychology and Worldview3
PSYC643Counseling Microskills3
PSYC645Intro to Family Systems3
PSYC654Research Methods and Treatment of Data3
PSYC661Ethics and Professional Issues3
PSYC671Lifespan Development3
PSYC781Practicum I 14
PSYC783Practicum II 14
Select one concentration from the Concentrations tab12
Select one capstone:3-6
Option One: Examination - 3 credits
Comprehensive Examination 1
Option Two: Thesis - 6 credits
Thesis I 1
Thesis II 1
Total Credits50-53

Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.

Child and Adolescent Counseling Concentration

PSYC621Therapeutic Art and Play3
PSYC623Individual and Group Microskills with Children and Adolescents3
PSYC625Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Assessment3
PSYC648Individuals and Families in Cultural Context3
Total Credits12

Community Counseling Concentration

PSYC647Group Therapy3
PSYC651Psychological Assessment3
PSYC657Human Sexuality and Therapy3
PSYC658Multicultural Counseling3
Total Credits12