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
2 years full time
$790/credit hour (average)
Bastyr is unique in that it really centers its education on treating the whole person in a way that integrates the mind and body. It is vital that counseling education includes opportunities to be with others and practice skills in-person. This is the core of psychological understanding, and Bastyr begins this journey right away, ending with the rare opportunity as a master's level student to practice in a clinical setting before graduating.
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
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.
Dr. Shuttleworth received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, CA. She has served as a therapist at San Diego State…
Daniel C. Rosen
Dr. Rosen was the founding co-director of the Daniel K. Church Center for Social Justice & Diversity at Bastyr University (2014-2020). He founded the non-profit organization AWARE in…
Dr. Ung's teaching philosophy is to help students actively engage with the course materials, ask questions, think critically about the information presented and the research evidence that…
He obtained his doctoral degree in psychology in France and moved to the US in 2010 to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Nevada, Reno under the mentorship of Steven…
Dr. Pfeuffer obtained her Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. As a licensed psychologist, her clinical experiences included the assessment and…
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.
- 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
About the Seattle, Washington Campus
The 51-acre Bastyr University campus is uniquely suited for the study of natural health sciences. Nestled among woodlands on the northeast shore of Lake Washington, the 186,000-square-foot campus complex is located 10 miles northeast of Seattle in Kenmore, Washington.