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Which Counseling & Psychology Program is Right for You?

Program:Master of Arts in PsychologyMaster of Arts in Clinical Mental Health CounselingMaster of Arts in Marriage and Family TherapyDoctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Credits:36605499
Formats:On-campus/ onlineOn-campus/ onlineOn-campusOn-campus
Program Length:1 year on-campus, about 2 years online2½ years2½ years5 years
Internship/ Practicum:Students have the option of either an internship or a thesisBothBothBoth
This program is right for me because I...Want to learn more about the science and practice of psychology

Hope to gain advanced training in behavioral neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology and social psychology

Want to develop the analytical tools necessary for a successful career

Aspire to further study psychology at the doctoral level
Hope to work one-on-one with individuals

Want to gain a thorough grounding in the advanced principles of mental health counseling

Aim to develop an understanding of the tools of counseling that are suitable for building careers in private and public mental health agencies
Want to work with and help individuals, couples and families

Wish to gain a solid research-based clinical knowledge in the areas of family, group, couples and individual therapy techniques

Want to develop a thorough understanding of the professional, legal and ethical issues related to marriage and family therapy
Aspire for a career as a professional psychologist

Need a program that focuses on the practice of psychology and applied research

Aim to deliver effective diagnostic and therapeutic services to diverse populations of clients

Want to learn how to exercise leadership and work effectively as part of a professional team
Licensure Available?NoYes; program meets New York State educational requirementsYes; program meets New York State educational requirementsYes; program meets New York State educational requirements
Advanced Certificate?NoYesYesNo
Culminating Experience:Program concludes with either a thesis consisting of independent research while working closely with a faculty mentor or an internship.Following gradaution, you will meet licensure requirements after two years of practice, 3,000 clinical hours and passing the state exam.To meet post-grad licensure requirements, you must complete 1,500 hours of supervised work and pass the state exam.Program concludes with a clinical dissertation in close consultation with your faculty advisor.

 

Admissions Requirements

Master of Arts in Psychology
Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) during last two years of undergraduate study or an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher and any subsequent graduate study; completed online application; personal/professional goal statement; current resume; two letters of recommendation and reference form; official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)
Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale); completed online application; personal/professional goal statement; current resume; three letters of recommendation with reference form; official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended; interview with the faculty admissions committee

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale); completed online application; personal/professional goal statement; current resume; three letters of recommendation and a reference form; official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended; interview with the faculty admissions committee

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 (based on a 4.0 scale); bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (master’s degree is not required for admittance); completed online application; personal/professional goal statement; GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores in the 50th percentile or greater (waived for applicants with a 3.5 GPA in all previous work); curriculum vitae; three doctoral reference forms with letters of recommendation; interview with the faculty admissions committee