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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology program is intended to provide a general and comprehensive preparation for students interested in counseling persons experiencing distress, rather than severe psychological disturbances. Students receive instruction in group processes, human development, and counseling, in addition to instruction in assessment and counseling techniques. Students who complete their degrees and meet state certification or licensing requirements may be employed in settings similar to those employing clinical psychology graduates and other mental health professionals. This degree plan fulfills the educational requirements necessary to qualify for the Licensed Professional Counselor license from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

Students may choose a subplan in Couple and Family Counseling. These students are instructed in systems theory and in assessment and counseling techniques that pertain to marriage, divorce and family problems, including child sexual abuse and family violence.


Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Degree Plan

M.A. in Counseling Psychology - General

Prefix & Course No Course Title School Credit Hrs
PSYC 5308 Advanced Psychopathology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5312 Counseling Theories UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5320 Advanced Study in Human Growth and Development UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5328 Issues and Professional Ethics UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5330 Counseling Children and Adolescents UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5340 Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5345 Group Processes UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5368 Assessment of Personality UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5384 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5392 Applied Counseling Practice UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5393 Applied Therapy UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5396 Supervised Practicum in Psychology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5398 Research Seminar UT Tyler 3
COUN 5324 Cultural Diversity of Clients UT Tyler 3
COUN 5335 Career Guidance/Counseling and Assessment UT Tyler 3
       
  Elective UT Tyler  3
  Elective UT Tyler  3
  Elective UT Tyler  3
  Elective UT Tyler  3
  Elective UT Tyler  3
       
  TOTAL HOURS   60 

Printable Degree Plan

Students who wish to complete the general program of study in Counseling Psychology should choose their remaining 18 hours from the graduate counseling and psychology courses listed in the course descriptions. They should consult their faculty advisor and specify the courses in their degree plans.

Subplan Area

Rather than choosing the General Counseling preparation, students may select the subplan area.

M.A. in Counseling Psychology - Couple and Family 

Prefix & Course No Course Title School Credit Hrs
PSYC 5308 Advanced Psychopathology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5312 Counseling Theories UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5320 Advanced Study in Human Growth and Development UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5328 Issues and Professional Ethics UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5330 Counseling Children and Adolescents UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5340 Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5345 Group Processes UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5368 Assessment of Individual Mental Ability I UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5384 Assessment of Personality UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5392 Applied Counseling Practice UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5393 Applied Therapy UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5396 Supervised Practicum in Psychology UT Tyler 3
PSYC 5398 Research Seminar UT Tyler 3
COUN 5313 Family Therapy UT Tyler 3
COUN 5315 Marriage Therapy UT Tyler 3
COUN 5318 Sexuality and Sex Therapy UT Tyler 3
COUN 5321 Dynamics and Treatment of Family Violence UT Tyler 3
COUN 5324 Cultural Diversity of Clients UT Tyler 3
COUN 5335 Career Guidance/Counseling and Assessment UT Tyler 3
  Elective UT Tyler 3
       
  TOTAL HOURS   60 

 Printable Degree Plan

Note:  Substitutions to meet individual needs and interests are possible with prior advisor approval.

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