Master of Arts in Psychology

NEW FOR FALL 2021

The Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) program is a 60-hour program designed to prepare graduates to become a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA). 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. In addition, the Licensed Psychological Associate has historically provided assessment services for a licensed psychologist.

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 a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology 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 Master of Arts in Psychology 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.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

COURSE

PSYC 5311 - Professional Orientation: Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychology and Counseling

PSYC 5312 - Counseling Theories and Techniques

PSYC 5313 - Group Counseling Methods

PSYC 5314 - Lifespan Human Development

PSYC 5315 - Psychological Assessment I

PSYC 5316 - Research Methods

PSYC 5317 - Counseling Culturally Diverse Clients

PSYC 5318 - Basic Counseling Skills

PSYC 6310 - Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development

PSYC 6311 - Addictive and Compulsive Disorders

PSYC 6312 - Psychopathology I

PSYC 6313 - Psychopathology II

PSYC 6314 - Marriage and Family Counseling

PSYC 6315 - Theological Perspectives in Christian Counseling

PSYC 6316 - Advanced Counseling Methods and Crisis Intervention

PSYC 6317 - Cognitive Psychology

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

60

Master of Arts in Psychology with Licensed Specialist in School Psychology Preparation

Interested students may also take an additional six (6) hours in special education which will prepare graduates to become a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) in the State of Texas. Becoming a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology 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 Master of Arts in Psychology 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.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS for a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) - 6 additional hours

COURSE

SPED 5350 - Classroom and Behavioral Management Strategies

Choose one of the following:

SPED 5310 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners

SPED 5320 - Teaching the Underachiever

SPED 6320 - Current Trends in Special Education

Additional Hours for LSSP

6

Total Hours MA Psychology with LSSP

66

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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