Minnesota Counseling Psychology Graduate Degree Programs

The state of Minnesota has many institutions that offer graduate degrees in the field of counseling psychology. The programs, coursework, and graduate tuition costs at nine schools are highlighted in this overview. Schools offering Addictions & Social Work degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Bethel University

This Master of Arts in Counseling program has a specialty area in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and offers evening on-campus classes. The program can be completed in as little as 3 years and requires 60 credits on topics such as diversity in counseling, research techniques, and working with children and adolescents; the program includes a one-year, supervised clinical series practicum.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota awards a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services that consists of 48 credits offered via traditional, on-campus classes and online coursework. Program requirements include 700 hours of a supervised practicum within mental health or counseling environment, as well as core coursework like psychopathology and working with married couples and families.

University of St Thomas

Students can complete either a Master's or Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of St Thomas. The master's degree consists of 48 credits with courses such as statistics in psychology and multicultural issues in counseling, while the doctorate program takes 4 years and consists of 82 credits on topics such as social behavior among groups and utilizing quantitative methods in counseling.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology focuses on research, with students completing a research project in the first year of the program, and doing a practicum at one of 43 placement sites in the area. Students will take coursework in areas such as industrial and organizational psychology, genetics of human behavior, and the individual in social psychology.

Saint Cloud State University

Students enroll in the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program on a full-time basis and will attend on-campus classes 2-3 days each week. Highlights of the program include a three-semester practicum experience in both group and individual counseling, the opportunity for students to serve as overflow staff for the university's Counseling and Psychological Services, and coursework that includes modern counseling methods, holistic wellness, and psychological prevention techniques.

Winona State University

This 60-credit Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is appropriate for students interested in working as licensed counselors in settings such as correctional institutions, social service organizations, or community mental health centers. The required coursework ranges from how to develop effective treatment plans to ethics in counseling psychology.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

This full-time, 60-credit Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology offers students the opportunity to participate in collaborative research with faculty members. The curriculum includes topics like clinical psychopathology in adults and children, statistics, and interviewing skills.

Adler Graduate School

Adler Graduate School offers the following master's degrees: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling; Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling; and, School Counseling. The School Counseling program is offered on-campus, while the other three programs offer both on-campus and distance-learning options.

SchoolPrograms OfferedGraduate Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)
Bethel University*Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialty area in Clinical Mental Health Counseling$11,700*
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota*Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services$9,000*
University of St Thomas*Master of Arts in Counseling
*Doctorate in Counseling Psychology
$26,185*
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities*Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology$18,583 (in-state)\$27,931 (out-of-state)*
Saint Cloud State University*Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling$9,040 (in-state)\$13,181 (out-of-state)*
Winona State University*Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling$7,998 (in-state)\$11,278 (out-of-state)*
Minnesota State University - Mankato*Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology$8,156*
Adler Graduate School*Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
*Master of Arts in Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling
*Master of Arts in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
*Master of Arts in School Counseling
$599/credit**

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), **School website

Minnesota Graduate Counseling Psychology Admissions Requirements

Master's degree programs require a bachelor's degree in order to enroll, often with a minimum grade point average required. Some graduate programs may require prerequisite coursework in psychology, including statistics or introductory psychological measurement. Interested students usually apply online and should expect to provide materials like official transcripts, recommendation letters, a personal statement, and a resume. Some programs may invite candidates for a personal interview.

Minnesota students can earn their master's and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology, with available specialties like School Counseling, Addiction, and Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling. Some programs require full-time enrollment, while others allow students to complete their degree at their own pace via distance learning.

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