Counseling and Psychological Services (M.A.)
The Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical experience needed to enter into a successful career. Students are given the flexibility to explore different areas of counseling and psychological services and discover their personal areas of interest.
With classes taught by professors who are experts in their field combined with a practicum experience, the program gives students knowledge of the complex nature of human behavior and social interaction. It also helps students to develop tools for assessing human problems and assisting individuals in developing greater understanding and acceptance of themselves and their relationships with others. The program is designed to help students meet the educational requirements for Minnesota licensure for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). In addition, coursework is offered for the educational requirements for Minnesota licensure for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). Students preferring to seek licensure with the Minnesota Board of Psychology may apply for the Early Entry PsyD program and, if accepted, may take selected courses that fulfill designated requirements in both programs.