American International College offers students the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Counseling Psychology. Graduate students have the choice to complete the required coursework through an innovative online learning format, in order to fit busy professional schedules. Students must come to campus five times a year to satisfy residency requirements; the minimal time on campus will allow students to earn a valuable degree while still fulfilling personal and professional obligations.
The M.A. in Counseling Psychology is designed for graduate students seeking to further their education as well as obtain a license at a state or national level for providing professional counseling. Successful students can use the advanced education to earn licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor or many other related clinical practices. The curriculum will build on already learned foundation of counseling and psychology, while also introducing students to in-depth studies of: theory and practice, applied psychology concepts and principles, theories of human development and personality development across the lifespan, family and group therapy principles, applied social and cultural foundations, biological basis of behavior, and professional orientation and ethics.
Students of the program will also have to complete a formal internship and a thesis. The culmination of the master's program, the required courses, the internship, and thesis will result in a student satisfying the needs for national and most state educational requirements for clinical mental health counseling licensure.
Applicants with a cumulative GPAs above 2.75 are considered most competitive. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Two letters of recommendation. A personal statement.
Five times a year, students come together on campus for a three-day weekend residencies.
School Accreditation Statement
New England Commission of Higher Education