McNeese State University's Master of Arts in Psychology program with a concentration in Counseling Psychology prepares master's level graduates to function as counselors within the community in a variety of settings, including private and public agencies. This program offers specialized training in the areas of individual and group counseling and provides the academic training necessary to apply for licensure as a licenced professional counselor (LPC). Training emphasizes the development of evidence-based assessment of intervention skills.
The student is required to complete 18 hours of core credits and 42 credit hours of concentration classes for a total of 60 credit hours. This is a non-thesis program that includes a practicum and internship. McNeese State University's Department of Psychology has many off-campus practicum and internship sites for students to gain valuable experience while completing the Master of Arts degree.
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, applicants for admission to the Master of Arts in Psychology program must meet the following requirements:
A minimum score of 285 on the GRE (Quantitative + Verbal).
A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Three hours of statistics plus a minimum of 18 hours in psychology, including 3 hours in each of the following: experimental psychology, abnormal psychology, and social psychology.
The above are considered as minimum requirements. In addition, students must be accepted by the Departmental Admissions and Retention Committee, which will make its determination subsequent to the student’s completion of 12 hours or the first semester of graduate work. Students are considered to be working on the Master of Arts in Psychology only after being accepted by the committee and being admitted to candidacy.