Graduate Programs

The Department of Psychology and Counseling offers a Ph.D. in Psychology with two specialized programs (School Psychology and Counseling Psychology) and two masters programs (Mental Health Counseling and School Psychology). Below is a brief description of each with links to more information.

Doctoral Program

  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.)

Master’s Programs

  • Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)
  • School Psychology (Ed.S.)


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


The Counseling Psychology program trains students to become licensed as doctoral-level counseling psychologists. 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. 

Master of Science (M.S.)


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.

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


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.