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Counseling Psychology M.S.

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At APU, the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology emphasizes individual attention for each student.

Each year, a limited number of students are admitted to the MSCP Program. Classes are small, intensive, and student-centered. The program includes classroom learning, individual and small group projects, an extensive internship, and a professional research project.

The MSCP Program meets the requirement for licensure as a licensed Professional Counselor or Psychological Associate with the State of Alaska. Through directed study and individual advisement, MSCP students are able to meet licensing and certification requirements for other sub-specialties within and outside Alaska, including Substance-Abuse Counseling and Mental Health Counseling.

Application Deadline

Fall Semester - March 1st

Begin your professional journey at APU

The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program (MSCP) is a selective, rigorous program for the creative adult who plans to become a mental health practitioner or enter a doctoral program.

Our program is eclectic in theoretical orientation and committed to celebrating diversity within the range of professional mental health approaches and techniques. While training students in a wide variety of counseling modalities, the MSCP program also encourages students to explore and develop their own special interests within the field and to formulate their own philosophy of counseling.

MSCP is committed to a “hands on” approach to learning

The program integrates theory and practice. It is committed to multicultural awareness, ethical responsibility, and each student’s personal development. It recognizes that the field and the world are rapidly changing. Therefore, the curriculum is designed to be responsive to current factors influencing the counseling profession, such as managed care, certification, and licensure laws.

When you graduate from the MSCP program you will have acquired a professional competence in theory, research, practice, skills, and ethics as well as a better understanding of self and others.