Clinical Counseling Psychology, M.A. in United States

Assumption College

Study in:United States
107 days
Deadline: 1 Oct 2019


Welcome to the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology program at Assumption College. The program is singular in its unique course progression, curriculum-wide integration of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and emphasis on helping students build a knowledge and expertise base that leads to the high-level practical application of CBT as a professional counselor. As a student in the program, you are assured of learning from highly skilled psychologists who are committed to fostering your development as a mental health professional.In addition to the depth of quality courses and the willingness of our instructors to help each student develop his or her area of expertise, Assumption College offers unique advantages to help you advance your career:

Program Structure

Courses Included

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Psychology of Development
  • Psychological Measurement
  • Counseling (Principles and Practices)
  • Ethical Principles for Counselors
  • Issues In Professional Practice
  • Cultural Competencies in Counseling
  • Research Seminar
  • Professional Integrative Seminar
  • Group Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Assessment and Psychotherapy
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Counseling Internship I
  • Counseling Internship II

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

When complete, your application will be forwarded to the Clinical Counseling Psychology admissions committee for their review. Candidates will be informed of their decision in writing through the Office of the Graduate School. If you are applying for a Graduate Fellowship, your application must be complete by March 7.

Enrollment is open to qualified individuals who meet the following academic admissions standards

  • A baccalaureate degree and at least (6) psychology courses completed at an undergraduate level. You must complete the requisite six psychology courses before consideration of your application for admission to the graduate program
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0, both overall and in psychology courses


Up to 10 Graduate Fellowships are offered annually to students who have strong academic records. Tuition waivers are granted for 30 credits. To be considered for a Graduate Fellowship, please write to the Program Director explaining your interest in the program and include a brief explanation of your background and career interests. 

The deadline for applying for a Graduate Fellowship is March 1 regardless of the semester you are applying toward as your program start (spring, summer or fall).  All Graduate Fellowship candidates will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision by April 15 regardless of your semester enrollment date.

Detailed Program Facts

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