BA in Psychology & MA in Mental Health Counseling

WHY STUDY THE BA IN PSYCHOLOGY/MA IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AT TIU?

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!

WHERE YOU STUDY MATTERS

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!

DID YOU KNOW?

In this dual degree, you have the opportunity to join the International Honor Society in Psychology, called Psi Chi.

Personal

Practical

Biblical

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

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.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

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.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

You’ll earn both your BA and MA in as little as 6.5 total years.

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.
CAREER OUTCOMES:
Addictions Counseling Sexual Identity Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy Spiritual Abuse Counseling
Grief Counseling Adolescent Therapy

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