About this course
The program is designed to help students acquire a broad-based knowledge of psychology in its historical and cultural contexts, both as an empirical science of human behavior and as a foundation for a professional career in human services. The Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling explores areas such as psychological assessments, research, bibliographic methods, clinical issues in human diversity, treatment options, and group counseling. It includes an experimental component in which the student works under supervision at an approved counseling site.
The degree curriculum meets the education requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, membership in the National Board of Certified Counselors and membership in the American Psychological Association.