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Counseling Psychology Accelerated M.A.

General Psychology and Behavioral Science undergraduates can accumulate up to 12 credits toward the completion of a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology while still enrolled as an undergraduate student!

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides, beyond the departmental required core course work, a focus on psychopathology, psychological assessment, counseling and psychotherapy theories and practices and practicum experiences. 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. This program is designed to meet department requirements for certification of psychology education. Graduates are eligible for state of Michigan license as limited license psychologists.

Why Counseling Psychology (Accelerated) at WMU?

Dual enrollment – Save time and funds by completing up to 12 credit hours that count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degrees (must be an undergraduate in the Department of Psychology at WMU).

Get licensed – Eligibility for limited license psychologist credential in Michigan.

Flexibility – Courses are offered at both the WMU Grand Rapids and the WMU Kalamazoo locations for our students' convenience. 

Industry Demand – The demand for counseling psychologists is expected to rise by 14% from 2018-2028 according to zippia.com

The Accelerated Master's in Counseling Psychology (AGDP) is for current undergraduate students at Western Michigan University with majors from the department of Psychology. Once accepted, students may take up to 12 credit hours of graduate course work and apply it towards both degrees. 

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Dr. Mary Z. Anderson

Dr. Mary Z. Anderson

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