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Master of Science in Psychology / Life Coaching

Program Details

The Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Life Coaching is a program designed for individuals who desire promotion and/or continued academic exposure in the field of psychology. Life Coaching is an emerging field that involves and integrates areas of sociology, psychology and counseling. Student’s pursuing a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Life Coaching will learn the skills necessary to assist others in facilitating change in their lives and include techniques and strategies related to helping others fulfill their personal and professional potential. Employment prospects in this area include working with a range of diverse individuals, groups and professional organizations. Building a business, utilizing resources to change careers, learning to create and sustain balance in one’s life as well as growing and enhancing motivation levels are just a few of themes that a graduate from this program will master. Important topics in this field of study include advanced rapport building and communication strategies, identifying maladaptive cognitions, exploration of theories and models of effective leadership, interviewing and observational techniques as well as data analysis. The program prepares graduates for a non-licensed, helping profession beyond completion of the program.

Requirements

Accredited bachelor’s degree from a GCU-approved institution with a 2.8 GPA or higher

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission