BA in Psychology/
MA in Mental Health Counseling

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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.

Various faculty/adjuncts across disciplines and schools

COURSEWORK

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.

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

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.

BA in Psychology / MA in Mental Health Courses

BIBLICAL & THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS
(12 hours)

Course Title Credits
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
3 hours
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CORE
(33 HOURS)
Course Title Credits
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
(11-13 HOURS)
Students Choose Electives
FORMATION GROUP
Course Title Credits
ID 5080 Formation Group (two semesters) 0 hours
CAPSTONE IN CP 
Course Title Credits
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
Course Title Credits
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
Course Title Credits
CO 7969 International Counseling Experience 3 hours
Note: Non-licensure option; by department consent only.
(3) THESIS OPTION
Students Choice

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Addictions Counseling Sexual Identity Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy Spiritual Abuse Counseling
Grief Counseling Adolescent Therapy

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PROGRAM FACULTY

PART-TIME FACULTY
Margarette Firman, MSW