The MA program in Clinical Professional Psychology is designed for those who are interested in clinical practice at the master’s level. In Illinois (and in many other states), completion of this program qualifies graduates to apply for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC and, later, LCPC). In addition, the program is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Its graduates qualify to apply for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential. This is a 48-semester hour program that provides broad-based training in psychological assessment and intervention as well as in the theory and research that supports these practices. This program also provides appropriate preparation for those wishing to apply to PsyD and PhD programs in clinical psychology. Those planning to apply to PhD programs should ensure that they secure research experience within the program while they pursue their MA degree.
Roosevelt University’s home state, Illinois, and most other states, require a master’s degree consisting of a 48-semester hour curriculum, like the Clinical Professional Psychology MA program. Some states, however, require a 60-semester hour degree and states’ laws change over time. Students are urged to check with the Board that oversees the LPC and LCPC licenses in the state in which they intend to work after completing the Clinical Professional Psychology MA degree. (An index of State Licensing Boards can be found by visiting the National Board for Certified Counselors at: www.nbcc.org/directory.) Should that State require a 60-semester hour degree, it is recommended that the student consult with the Director of Clinical MA Programs about the appropriateness of transferring to the 60-semester hour Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) program.
Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 (B) grade point average. No more than two grades of "C" (six semester hours) may be counted toward the MA degree. For additional information concerning grading and academic discipline, see the general University regulations. Students are allowed six years in which to complete the MA degree.
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