TIU’s BA in Psychology with a Counseling Psychology Emphasis (CPE) and MA in Mental Health Counseling (MHC) is ideal if you are striving to enter the professional counseling workplace with an excellent education achieved on a timely basis. This program expertly equips you to serve others through mental health counseling, addictions counseling, marriage and family therapy, grief counseling, sexual identity counseling, spiritual abuse counseling, adolescent therapy, and beyond!
Trinity is located in a peaceful wooded setting, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. This prime location offers some of the nation’s best school districts, a variety of ministry organizations, and 12 Fortune 500 companies within 12 miles of campus to apply practically what you are learning in the classroom. In addition, Trinity is close to many coffee shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and recreational activities when you need a break from the books!
You’ll earn both your BA and MA in as little as 6.5 total years.
In this dual degree, you have the opportunity to join the International Honor Society in Psychology, called Psi Chi.
While achieving your undergraduate degree in Psychology at Trinity, you may earn between 12-15 hours of graduate credit which results in a savings of graduate tuition. Along with that, nine hours of coursework from the master’s may count toward your bachelor’s, reducing the required hours for the bachelor of arts from 124 to 115.
At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.
Various faculty/adjuncts across disciplines and schools
In this program, you may earn a graduate degree approximately 2.5 years after you complete your undergraduate work by taking graduate-level courses beginning your junior year. This track allows you to take 3 graduate credits (one class) per semester upon completion of 70 hours of undergraduate work with a 3.0 GPA and permission of your advisor or department chair. A full load of graduate classes can begin the summer semester following senior year.
In addition to the requirements for general admission, you’ll need the following: An undergrad major that includes 9 hours of psych courses, including intro to psych, statistics, and either abnormal psych or a developmental psych course. An undergrad GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Scores from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). An interview may be requested by the TEDS Counseling faculty.
|BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS
|ID 5000||Biblical Theology and Interpretation||3 hours|
|ID 5010||Foundations in Biblical Studies||3 hours|
|ST 5000||Survey of Doctrine||3 hours|
|CO 6710||Counseling and Theological Worldview:
Faith and Practice
|MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CORE
|CO 5210||Counseling Skills Training||3 hours|
|CO 5400||Foundations of Mental Health Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 5310||Counseling Theories||3 hours|
|CO 6110||Career Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 6130||Group Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 6510||Personality Development||3 hours|
|CO 6650||Multicultural Issues in Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 6720||Ethics and Issues in Counseling||3 hours|
|CO 7210||Assessment and Evaluation||3 hours|
|CO 7450||Psychopathology||3 hours|
|CO 7900||Research Methods||3 hours|
|MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING ELECTIVES
|Students Choose Electives|
|ID 5080||Formation Group (two semesters)||0 hours|
|CAPSTONE IN CP|
|CO 6950||Counseling Practicum||2 hours|
|Capstone in CP (CO 6950 is required, and select one of other three options) (6-8 hours)|
|(1) Internship Option|
|CO 7961||Mental Health Counseling Internship I||3 hours|
|CO 7962||Mental Health Counseling Internship II||3 hours|
|Note: This is the only option leading to possible licensure.(6-8 hours)|
|(2) INTERNATIONAL COUNSELING EXPERIENCE|
|CO 7969||International Counseling Experience||3 hours|
|Note: Non-licensure option; by department consent only.|
|(3) THESIS OPTION|
|Addictions Counseling||Sexual Identity Counseling|
|Marriage and Family Therapy||Spiritual Abuse Counseling|
|Grief Counseling||Adolescent Therapy|
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