National Center for Education Statistics
You love helping others realize their full potential and are ready to reach your own. With a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University, career advancement is in your hands.
Many advanced psychology degree programs are earned en route to Ph.D. But a Ph.D. isn't for everyone. Once you obtain your master's degree at WMU, and you can apply for a State of Michigan license as a temporary limited licensed psychologist. Then you can move on to your Ph.D. if you want to.
When it comes to completing practicum hours as a graduate student, the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology provides ample opportunities with two on-site clinics, one in Kalamazoo and one in Grand Rapids. WMU's unique approach to certification puts the options in your hands.
Prospective students with a strong undergraduate academic career (3.0 or higher cumulative GPA) in psychology or a related field are encouraged to apply.
The program emphasizes and prepares students to offer services in a variety of mental health settings and is designed for students seeking limited licensure as a psychologist in the State of Michigan. A Master of Arts degree is considered the baseline qualification for many entry level jobs in the field.
Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 46 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.