2024-2025 Brenau University Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Brenau University Catalog

Clinical Counseling Psychology (M.S.)

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Program Prerequisite Courses  The M.S. program in clinical counseling psychology at Brenau is based on an adequate background in general psychology although the applicant need not have been a psychology major to be considered for admission. However, in order to take the program of study foundation courses, the student must have completed the following coursework at the undergraduate level or arrange to take the coursework at Brenau before taking the courses in question.

Program of Study  Several undergraduate level courses are required as prerequisites to particular courses in the graduate program and students will not be allowed to register for the particular graduate level course until the undergraduate prerequisites have been fulfilled. Ideally, all of these courses would be completed prior to entry into the program, but must be completed before the particular course. Please see the course description section for course prerequisite information.

Electives (3 hours)

In consultation with their advisor, student will select 1 elective Psychology or Gerontology course to complete at the 600, 700 or 800 level.

Specialization (Optional - 6 hours)

Students choosing to include a specialization as part of their degree plan will work with their advisor to select 6 hours of Psychology or Gerontology coursework in the desired specialization at the 600, 700 or 800 level.

Optional Specialties Include:

  • Applied psychology teaching
  • Neuropsychology
  • Geriatric psychology Counseling
  • Cross-cultural work (especially with Latin Americans)
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions
  • Forensics or Police Mental Health
  • Religious and Spirituality in Counseling
  • Traumatology
  • Organizational and Community Development
  • Child/Adolescent Counseling w/ Play Therapy Emphasis
  • Psychology of Gender/Diversity Issues
  • Research/Evaluation
  • Cognitive and Personality Assessments
  • Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling
  • Virtual Reality and Simulation Therapy


Total Semester Hours Required for Degree:  62

Total Semester Hours Required for Degree with Specialization:  68

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