Department of Psychology

MA in Clinical & Counseling Psychology


"The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology prepares students for the professional practice of counseling, assessment and/or mental health research. The curriculum provides a solid grounding in both theories and interventions that can be applied to a wide variety of mental health, academic and research settings. We emphasize clinical skills, ethical responsibility, cultural competency, self-awareness, and current body of knowledge in the scientific, methodological and theoretical foundations of practice. Our program expects students to become compassionate and caring scientist-practitioners with motivation to continue learning and furthering their development throughout their professional careers. 

This program prepares our students for careers as Master’s level mental health clinicians, researchers, or to work in various human services settings. In addition, the program will offer a unique foundation for candidates pursuing doctoral-level studies

Please note:  

All application materials should be submitted to PSYCAS, please do not fill out or send any materials via the WPU graduate admissions portal.

For more information, visit our admissions page. 

The priority deadline is March 1st for the Fall semester but applications will be accepted until May 1st. Fall enrollment only.

To Apply, please visit  PSYCAS



The M.A in Clinical and Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) under the psychology academic standards for the period of July, 2015 through July, 2025.

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February OH

Graduate Open House Date:

Thursday, August 15, 2019: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

See the graduate admissions events page for updates on location. 

For questions and/or inquiries, contact:

    Uzma Ali

    Graduate Admissions Coordinator


    Dr. Pei-Wen (Winnie) Ma, Director      


 For more information, please visit our pages:


Purpose and Program Description

Program Structure

Internships & Job Settings

Core Faculty & Research Interests

Clinical Training Suites & Research Labs

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Admissions Information

Program Handbook 2018-2019