M.S. in Counseling Psychology
- The M.S. in Counseling Psychology program is waiving GRE scores for fall 2023 applicants. Beginning with spring 2024 applicants, the GRE will no longer be required for the Counseling Psychology program.
The Practitioner Specialization of the M.S. in Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of February 2022 through February 2030.
The M.S. in Counseling Psychology program at UBalt prepares students for careers in psychology, by providing a stepping stone to doctoral study in clinical or counseling psychology or to a career as a licensed clinical professional counselor. You can choose to pursue either the 48-credit General Counseling Psychology Track or the 60-credit Practitioner Specialization.
We offer a stimulating learning environment that fosters the development of critical thinking, knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice, and your evolving professional identity.
#2 in Best Science Jobs
According to U.S. News & World Report, psychologist ranks #1 on its list of the best science jobs of 2022.
Why counseling psychology at UBalt?
- Our program holds a nearly perfect (98 percent) first-time pass record on the National Counselor Exam.
- You can choose one of two options to help you prepare for your specific career goal.
- Most of the counseling courses are offered in the evenings so that you can still work during the day; in fact; about half of our students work and attend class part-time.
- Class sizes are small, so you'll receive individualized attention.
- Our campus is nestled in the heart of downtown and easily accessed by train, light rail, bus or car.
- All of the psychology programs have a wonderfully diverse student body. We value recruiting and training students who represent a variety of societal groups and diverse cultural backgrounds.
Where do UBalt's counseling psychology graduates work?
Through specializations that can be developed through practica and internships, you can enter the field prepared to work in your specific area of interest. Our graduates work in hospitals, school-based mental health programs, community mental health clinics, residential treatment centers, crisis response units, substance abuse treatment centers and private practice.
Important information about licensure.
Students who complete the M.S. in Counseling Psychology program AND complete the Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies (CPCS) program are able to meet the academic requirements for LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling) licensure in Maryland.
For students who wish to be licensed in other states, you should recognize that each state has its own regulations, and these regulations can change. On a case-by-case basis, faculty and staff can direct students to more information and provide guidance, yet the program has not formally determined how our program aligns to the regulations for other states, territories, and commonwealths.
We also have outstanding adjunct faculty who bring professional experience and expertise in various areas of psychology:
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
|Cyrielle Andrew||neuropsychology and psychological assessment|
|Paul Benson||substance abuse|
|Brittany Parham||children and families|
|Josef Pasley||child and adolescent therapy|
|Mayuri Thomas||couples and family therapy|
Graduate students outside of Maryland pay in-state tuition.
UBalt is now offering in-state tuition to graduate students who live in Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia (Arlington, Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William, Clark, Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Warren counties and the city of Fredericksburg. As well as Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park); Pennsylvania (Adams, York, Chester and Lancaster counties); and all Delaware counties.
We've got answers. Check out our 9-minute webinar with program director, Dr. Courtney Gasser.
2023 APA ANNUAL CONVENTION
Second-year Counseling Psychology graduate student, Mary Ammon, presented her first-ever research poster at the American Psychological Association’s 2023 annual convention held in Washington, D.C. The research poster was titled, “Initial Development and Validation of the Attitudes towards Telesupervision Scale.” Mary along with Jenna Lehmann, M.S. ’19 (a Counseling Psychology alum and now doctoral student at Tennessee State University) served as the student research assistants on this project alongside Assistant Professor Sepideh Soheilian (pictured left with Mary).
LASSEN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The Lassen Scholarship is awarded annually to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, are successfully juggling the competing demands of school, work, and family, and are preparing for a career in counseling psychology.
Fall 2022 Award Recipients: Rebecca Drury (middle) and Yourdanos Bekele (right)
Fall 2021 Award Recipients: Christine Wolf (left) and Taneisha Carter (right)
Fall 2020 Award Recipients: Dafina Chisolm-Salau (left) and Kevin Vinson (right)
Fall 2019 Award Recipient: Santokh "Sam" Singh
For more information about graduate admission, please contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org, 410.837.6565.