Graduate Programs

The Department of Psychology and Counseling offers two doctoral (Ph.D.) programs and two masters programs (M.S.). Below is a brief description of each with links to more information.

Doctoral Degrees

  • Counseling Psychology Doctoral Emphasis
  • School Psychology

Master's Degrees

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • School Psychology

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D.)

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL EMPHASIS

The Counseling Psychology program trains students to become licensed as doctoral-level counseling psychologists (the degree will be awarded in School Psychology-Counseling Psychology Emphasis). Education is based on the scientist-practitioner model of training and emphasizes community mental health prevention and intervention services for clients with a wide variety of mental health problems. Graduates will be prepared to provide evidence-based assessment and treatment services and to conduct research in clinical and university settings. Follow this link for more information.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (APA-accredited)

School Psychology is the application of the principles of psychology to the learning and developmental processes of children and adolescents. School psychologists conduct psychological and educational evaluations in order to plan remedial programs for students, counsel students with learning and school adjustment problems, consult with school personnel and parents, develop and implement educational and psychological programs for schools, and evaluate school programs. The program prepares its graduates to work in schools, clinics, community agencies, and hospitals. Follow this link for more information.

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.)

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

The Mental Health Counseling Program is designed so that it may serve as a terminal degree or as a foundation for prospective doctoral students. Many graduates from this program establish private practices or work in various mental health centers, community agencies, and hospitals. The program consists of sixty (60) semester hours of course work including a one semester internship. Graduates can become Licensed Professional Counselors through the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling. Follow this link for more information.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY

School Psychology is the application of the theories, principles and techniques of psychology to the learning and the developmental processes of children and adolescents. Requirements for the completion of the School Psychology degree include: Sixty (60) semester hours of graduate credit, including a two-semester internship. These hours include courses in personality and intellectual assessment that prepare the student for licensure as a psychological examiner. The majority of our graduates will be employed in school settings, involved primarily in psychological assessment of children and adolescents. Follow this link for more information.