Earn your degree. Graduate with professional skills.
Benefit from rigorous coursework and training in a wide variety of counseling modalities while exploring and developing your unique interests. Life-friendly scheduling and fewer pre-requisites make APU’s Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) an ideal choice for busy, working adults. Gain the practical experience, the professional network and the education you need to apply for the Licensed Professional Counselor credential in Alaska.
APU’s Master of Science in Counseling Psychology is a wellness and skills-based degree program grounded in a strength-based approach to psychology. Whether you’re already a practitioner in a mental health field seeking career advancement, a professional outside the field wanting to change careers, or a recent graduate of a bachelor’s program in psychology or a related field, close mentoring by experienced program faculty and a close-knit cohort for your learning community provide the support you need throughout your program to pursue your individual interests and achieve your personal goals.
MSCP coursework is delivered through synchronous online, evening classes and on-campus intensives every six weeks during the semester. Our online courses provide time for material delivery and discussion while the on-campus intensives offer the opportunity for students to practice skills in person, in preparation for internship placement.
Alaska Pacific University is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities, which is authorized by the Alaska Council of Postsecondary Education. The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program is designed to meet State of Alaska requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor designation.
Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association
Full-time undergraduate and graduate students from Alakanuak, Emmonak, Grayling, Kotlik, Mountain Village and Nunam Iqua, GPA of 2.5 or higher, awarded through Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association
Saltchuk Alaska Scholarship Program
Full-time undergraduate or part-time graduate Alaskan residents in communities where Saltchuk operates, GPA of 3.0 or higher
James C. Parsons Memorial Scholarship
Sophomore or higher, undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in Counseling Psychology or Human Services, demonstrating need
Cook Inlet Region Inc. Scholarship Fund*
Full-time students who are CIRI shareholders
Institute & Program Area
The Institute of Health & Wellness promotes the advancement of knowledge, understanding, and reasoning in Counseling Psychology, Health Sciences, and Nursing. Honoring Alaska’s complex and distinctive histories, health care services, and systems of care, the Institute prepares students to address and engage in stewardship of our peoples and communities to promote community health and wellness for all.
Renee Georg, Associate Professor:
People are fascinating! In Counseling Psychology we study people, what they do, how they think, and how experiences impact their lives and attitudes; we study ourselves. Upon graduation, students are prepared to advance through the helping professions and to apply what they have learned about people to a wide variety of career and life goals.