Master's in Counseling Psychology
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
– Albert Einstein
The Master’s in Counseling Psychology curriculum builds on the core curriculum of the first two years emphasizing clinical courses as well as core courses that support the student’s evolving relationship to professional practice. The Master’s in Counseling Psychology meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 33, Section 4980.36 of the Business and Professions Code (MFT). This degree also meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 788, Section 4999.33 of the Business and Professions Code for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
- Students are required to complete 97 credits of coursework over 11 quarters, which includes 340 hours of supervised clinical placement.
- After completing all coursework, students are required to pass written and oral comprehensive examinations.
- Forty hours of personal therapy in an individual, couple, family, or group setting are required. In some cases, this experience may be obtained prior to enrollment in Meridian's graduate program.
Please consult the Academic Catalog for the curriculum overview, course descriptions, and clinical licensure information relevant to the M.A. in Counseling Psychology.