The Department of Psychology and Counseling offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Psychology. Within the program, students will select from two different emphasis areas, listed below.
The General emphasis is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in community college teaching or an advanced degree at the specialist or doctoral level. Students pursuing this degree are not eligible to enroll in practicum or internship and are not qualified upon degree completion for any type of licensure, certification, or professional credentialing.
The Clinical emphasis is designed for students who wish to pursue master’s level licensure in psychology (in states where such licensure is available) and provide direct clinical service to individuals who have classifiable mental disorders. The program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by MPAC (Masters in Psychology Accrediting Council) and qualifies graduates for status as licensed masters level psychologists (LMLP) in Kansas. Students who earn the degree, complete post-degree supervision, and pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology are eligible for designation as Licensed Clinical Psychotherapists in Kansas. The program includes a 750 clock hour practicum and internship sequence.
Emphasis areas include:
Options available for the degree include:
Admission to this graduate degree program requires: