This program consists of 60 credits of graduate study that leads to a Master of Science in Psychology and eligibility to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida.
Students further develop an area of specialization in the field of counseling psychology, acquiring expertise with particular problems and populations through independent study and research with individual faculty members. Students are trained to use various methods in examining and implementing evidence-based treatments in counseling psychology and psychotherapy that have a significant impact on maladaptive and adaptive functioning.
Students in the program have access to a wide range of research facilities and resources, including academic computer facilities; two libraries; laboratory facilities; affiliation with faculty members across FIU and at other local universities; and affiliations with local businesses, government agencies and social service organizations.
Students may earn their degree through a hybrid or fully online program.
The hybrid program has in-class and online components. This is an accelerated two-year, lockstep program that must be completed in the planned sequence. Courses meet on campus once a week for the entire day and online. We try to schedule all courses on the same day for our students so they can attend classes in person once a week and schedule their other obligations, including the required clinical experience hours, the other days of the week. However, this is not guaranteed. Even if we have all classes in one day, students are typically expected to be on campus 3-4 times a week to complete clinical experience hours.
Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on clinical experience in select practicum and internship sites; study and learn with a diverse and highly select group of peers; and learn from top-notch faculty and local professionals. Students benefit from hassle-free registration, on-site food and beverage service, and ongoing personalized support and advisement.