Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Apply whole person approaches to mental health in a degree program that prepares you to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Counseling Psychology Degree Program Overview

Mental health is a growing field and is more in demand now than ever before. If you feel called to lead others to wellness with an integrated approach to mental health counseling, this master's degree in counseling psychology may be a good fit.  

Psychology students at Bastyr value a whole person approach to mental health that includes mind, body, and spirit. This whole person approach to counseling education means that you will study topics such as behavioral medicine, spirituality and health, multiculturalism and social justice, human sexuality, and chronic and terminal illness, among several others.   

Additional program-related information may be found in the MACP Student Handbook

Next start date
San Diego
Program Length

2 years full time


$790/credit hour (average)

Counseling Psychology Program Highlights

92% of graduates licensed (WA) 84% of graduates licensed (SD)

Social Justice and Advocacy Lens

Two Year Program with a Cohort Model

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Counseling Clinical Training

Start seeing real patients under the supervision of a licensed mental health provider as soon as spring quarter of your first year at one of our two teaching clinics, Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle and Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego.

About the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.  
  • Introductory course in general psychology with a grade of B or better within the last seven years.  
  • It is strongly recommended (but not required) that students gain experience in the social services field prior to applying for this program. 

Bastyr accepts graduate and undergraduate transfer credits earned at accredited colleges and universities. Learn what you need to make this process go smoothly.

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  • Practice as an independently licensed mental health counselor or licensed professional clinical counselor 
  • Work in a variety of integrated clinical settings 
  • Pursue doctoral study in psychology or related fields