Master of Arts in Psychology
The Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) program is a 60-hour program designed to prepare graduates to become a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) in the State of Texas. Becoming an LPA allows graduates to render psychological services in a variety of settings including private practice, local community mental health centers, treatment facilities, vocational settings, private psychiatric hospitals, shelters, churches, and forensic populations.
Interested students may also take an additional six (6) hours in special education courses which will prepare graduates to become a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) in the State of Texas. Becoming an LSSP allows graduates to render psychological services in the public schools of Texas which comply with nationally recognized standards for the practice of school psychology. The MAP with additional preparation in school psychology provides the graduate student with career options pertaining to providing psychological services to individuals with special needs in an academic setting.
Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology
PSYC 5311 - Professional Orientation: Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychology and Counseling
PSYC 5312 - Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy
PSYC 5313 - Group Process and Practice
PSYC 5314 - Psychology: Lifespan Human Development
PSYC 5315 - Psychological Assessment I
PSYC 5316 - Psychological Research Methods and Statistics
PSYC 5317 - Counseling Culturally Diverse Clients
PSYC 5318 - Basic Counseling Skills
PSYC 5319 - Cognitive and Learning Theories of Psychology
PSYC 6310 - Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development
PSYC 6311 - Addictive and Compulsive Disorders
PSYC 6312 - Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychopathology I
PSYC 6313 - Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychopathology II
PSYC 6314 - Marriage and Family Counseling
PSYC 6315 - Theological Perspectives in Christian Counseling
PSYC 6320 - Practicum in School Psychology*
PSYC 6316 - Advanced Counseling Methods and Crisis Intervention
PSYC 6318 - Neuropsychology
PSYC 6319 - Psychological Assessment II
PSYC 6321 - Psychology Internship I (S-L)
PSYC 6322 - Psychology Internship II (S-L)
PSYC 6000 - LPA Review Course
Total Credit Hours Required for MAP
Additional Hours for LSSP
SPED 5350 - Educating Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
Choose one of the following:
SPED 5310 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners
SPED 5320 - Pedagogy of Special Education
SPED 6320 - Current Trends in Special Education
Total Credit Hours Required for MAP with LSSP
*PSYC 6320 is required for students who wish to pursue LSSP Certification.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component. Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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