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Overview for Counseling Psychology

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. Includes instruction in counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

Careers for Counseling Psychology Majors

A major in Counseling Psychology is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Counseling Psychology

Top 27 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Counseling Psychology among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Crossroads College
Rochester, MN
 10
(32.3%)
 $14,290 
Ohio Christian University
Circleville, OH
 27
(26.0%)
 $14,750 
Toccoa Falls College
Toccoa Falls, GA
 29
(22.3%)
Moderately Selective$15,575 
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Southwestern College
Phoenix, AZ
 13
(19.1%)
 $15,177 
Grace University
Omaha, NE
 13
(18.3%)
 $14,930 
Rochester College
Rochester Hills, MI
 44
(16.7%)
Less Selective$17,362 
Paine College
Augusta, GA
 16
(16.0%)
Highly Selective$11,794 
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John Wesley College
High Point, NC
 5
(12.8%)
 $10,730 
Emmanuel College
Boston, MA
 41
(9.0%)
Moderately Selective$29,365 
Grace College and Theological Seminary
Winona Lake, IN
 13
(6.7%)
Less Selective$21,100 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.