BA in Psychology and MA in Mental Health Counseling

Miami, FL | North Lauderdale, FL


Complete Your Bachelors and Become Professional Counselor

Our BA in Psychology – MA in Mental Health Counseling dual degree option allows our students to begin the master’s while still finishing their bachelor’s. At Trinity International University – Florida, we are committed to helping you achieve your educational goals in the shortest time possible without compromising the high-quality education we are known for.

Eligibility

  • BA in Psychology students who have completed 70 credits of their program and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Per the catalog, these students need a positive recommendation from a TIU instructor in the psychology field.
  • The students will be able to take up to 9 graduate credits in the MA/MHC program. These credits will count towards their BA/PSY program as well as towards their MA/MHC, reducing their undergraduate program from 124 credits to 115 and positioning the student a full semester ahead as they continue their graduate studies.

Courses

The below adjustments are made to the BA in Psychology

  • ID 5001 Foundations of Integrative Thought (3 hours) replaces either BI 101 or BI 111 in the general education category Biblical Studies; or 3 hours of undergraduate elective credit.
  • ID 5002 Foundations of Cultural Engagement (3 hours) replaces the general education requirement in the category Social Science; or 3 hours of undergraduate elective credit.
  •  One graduate MHC course (3 hours) replaces 3 hours of undergraduate elective credit.

Psychology Core: 50 hours

Course Title Credits
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology* 3 hours
PSY 220 Interpersonal Skills Training 3 hours
PSY 255 Psychology of Addiction 3 hours
PSY 285 Statistics 4 hours
PSY 300 Personality Theories 3 hours
PSY 310 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
PSY 320 Theories of Learning 3 hours
PSY 330 Developmental Psychology 3 hours
PSY 346 Research Methods and Design 3 hours
PSY 356 Conflict Management 3 hours
PSY 371 Dynamics of Group Behavior 3 hours
PSY 381 Counseling Theories 3 hours
PSY 382 Crisis Counseling 3 hours
PSY 383 Marital Counseling 3 hours
PSY 384 Parent Counseling 3 hours
PSY 440 Integration of Psychology
and the Christian Faith
3 hours

MA in Mental Health Counseling

Core Courses 6 hours
Course Title Credits
ID 5001 Foundations for Integrative Thought 3 hours
ID 5002 Foundations for Cultural Engagement 3 hours
Required Counseling Courses 27 hours
MH 5210 Counseling Skills Training 3 hours
MH 5310 Counseling Theories 3 hours
MH 6110 Career Counseling 3 hours
MH 6130 Group Counseling 3 hours
MH 6520 Human Growth and Development 3 hours
MH 6710 Psychology and Theology 3 hours
MH 6720 Ethics & Issues in Counseling 3 hours
MH 7210 Psychological Testing 3 hours
MH 7900 Psychological Research Methods 3 hours
Total Core and Required Counseling Courses 33 hours
Concentration (Select one of the two concentrations listed below) 21-27 hours
Total Hours 54-60 hours

Concentrations

Students pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling will choose to specialize in one of two offered concentrations:

Mental Health Counseling (60 credits)

Required Concentration Courses 24 hours
MH 5400 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling 3 hours
MH 5120 Substance Abuse Counseling 3 hours
MH 6015 Community Counseling 3 hours
MH 6610 Human Sexuality 3 hours
MH 6650 Multicultural Issues in Counseling 3 hours
MH 7450 Psychopathology 3 hours
Participation in Group Counseling Experience:
MH 7961 Internship in Counseling I 3 hours
MH 7962 Internship in Counseling II 3 hours
Concentration Elective (Select one of the following) 3 hours
MH 5140 Principles of Guidance and Counseling 3 hours
MH 6530 Child & Adolescent Counseling 3 hours
MH 6625 Theoretical Foundations of Marriage & Family Therapy 3 hours
MH 7140 Crisis Counseling 3 hours
MH 7950 Counseling Practicum 3 hours
MH 6710 Psychology and Theology 3 hours
MH 7963 Advanced Counseling Practicum 3 hours
MH 8000 Current Studies in Counseling and Psychology 1-3 hours
Core and Required Counseling Courses (See course list above) 33 hours
Total Hours With Concentration 60 hours

Guidance and Counseling (54 credits)

Required Concentration Courses 18 hours
MH 5140 Principles of Guidance and Counseling 3 hours
MH 5145 School Consultation Procedures 3 hours
MH 6140 Counseling Exceptional and At-Risk Children 3 hours
MH 6530 Child & Adolescent Counseling 3 hours
Participation in Group Counseling Experience:
MH 6911 Guidance & Counseling Practicum I 3 hours
MH 6912 Guidance & Counseling Practicum II 3 hours
Concentration Elective (Select one of the following) 3 hours
MH 5120 Substance Abuse Counseling 3 hours
MH 6015 Community Counseling 3 hours
MH 6610 Human Sexuality 3 hours
MH 6625 Theoretical Foundations of Marriage & Family Therapy 3 hours
MH 6650 Multicultural Issues in Counseling 3 hours
Core and Required Counseling Courses (See course list above) 33 hours
Total Hours With Concentration 54 hours

Capstone Option for Students Not Pursuing Licensure

Course Title Credits
MH 7480 Counseling Psychology Capstone Integrative Paper 3 hours
MH 7478 Counseling Psychology Capstone Project 3 hours
MH 7985 Counseling Psychology Thesis 3 hours
MH 7910 Advanced Research Methods 3 hours
MH 7969 International Counseling Experience 3 hours

“Attending TIU–Florida has been an amazing experience for me. In fact, TIU has intensified my awareness of my purpose in life, which is to provide hope for the hopeless.”

Donald Jones, ‘16
MA in Counseling Psychology

 

Graduates from the MA in Mental Health Counseling program will be able to

  • Integrate a biblical worldview with professional counseling theory and practice
  • Work as a school counselor or become a mental health therapist
  • Apply proven techniques to help people struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.

Our small class sizes allow TIU’s experienced faculty to help you succeed in accomplishing your dreams. Mental health issues are increasing and good counselors are in demand–jobs are waiting for trained professionals.

  • Evening and weekend classes for working adults
  • New classes begin in May, so contact us TODAY
  • Earn a degree that makes a lasting difference

With this degree from TIU-Florida, you can have a transformative influence in people’s lives. This program can prepare you to become a mental health professional who helps hurting people find hope and healing.

“I was looking for a school to get my credentials as a counselor, and TIU-Florida was the only place that didn’t treat me like a number.”

Marsha Wilson ‘15
MA in Mental Health Counseling

 

“I’m shocked to see how much I use my degree from TIU-Florida every single week.”

Eddie Copeland ’11
MA in Mental Health Counseling

 

Courses like these will impact your life as you prepare to help others:

  • Foundations for Cultural Engagement
  • Counseling Skills Training
  • Counseling Theories
  • Career Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Psychology and Theology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Ethics & Issues in Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychological Research Methods


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