In the master’s program, you’ll pair two years of course work with a year of supervised clinical experience (practicum). The program has no thesis requirement, but you’re encouraged to seek research assistantships with faculty.
This program will also prepare you to apply to PsyD and PhD programs in clinical or counseling psychology.
In Illinois (and most other states), this program qualifies graduates for licensure as professional counselors (LPC) and clinical professional counselors (LCPC). LPCs can work as guidance counselors, family therapists, substance abuse counselors and couples therapists, among other specialties.
Interested in working with children? Learn more about the master’s in school counseling.
Through course work and internships, you’ll have firsthand exposure to client advocacy and mental health. Choose from more than 200 partner sites that provide mental health services in the Chicago area.