Behavioral Sciences

School of Behavioral Sciences

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Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University is designed for those who wish to gain the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to counsel in a variety of settings. Catering to a diverse range of professional and personal goals, the MS in Counseling Psychology offers a curriculum that academically prepares students for MFT licensure as well as a concentration for the Professional Clinical Counselor (dual licensure option) and a certificated concentration in Forensic Psychology. Additionally, the MS can be paired with the Master of Arts in Counseling Ministry.

From Classroom to Clinic

MS in Counseling Psychology candidates have the opportunity to apply theories learned in the classroom, to real-world clinical environments. Widely recognized and highly respected by public, private and faith-based agencies throughout the Inland Empire, the program offers candidates the opportunity to observe and experience a diverse range of clinical settings, under the close guidance of seasoned faculty and onsite supervisors. This practical application allows students to gain valuable work experience, while building relationships with potential employers.

Faculty with Working Knowledge

CBU’s MS in Psychology is enriched by outstanding faculty who share their expertise and experience as practicing clinicians as well as mentoring instructors. With a wide depth and breadth of clinical experience, faculty practice what they teach in their own professions. They remain current on the latest theories, and in touch with today’s clinical environments. Students come away from classes not only with an understanding of theory, but of how it applies to the treatment of real patients.

Applying Faith to Therapeutic Approaches

Beyond meeting the basic academic requirements for licensure, the MS in Counseling Psychology curriculum develops a thorough understanding of human behavior through the study of psychological theory and research as well as theology. Courses integrate clinical theory with issues of faith, exploring the application and relevance of theological concepts to counseling therapy. While incorporating individual beliefs and values, courses also encourage students to examine the intersection between their personal and professional lives. This inward examination coupled with rigorous clinical training develops counseling professionals who understand and uphold the highest standards and ethics.

Take the Next Step

For more information about CBU's Counseling Psychology Master's Degree program, visit the following pages and resources on the left side of the page. You are also invited to join us at our next information session.

For information related to admissions requirements, financial aid and enrollment deadlines, contact the office of Graduate Admissions a graduateadmissions@calbaptist.edu or 951-343-4249.

We look forward to helping you reach your professional and personal goals.