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Chatham's M.S. in Counseling Psychology and Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology are built upon the university's rich history of commitment to diversity and global awareness, sustainability and the environment, and women's health and well-being. Graduates of our programs emerge prepared to make an immediate impact in work and study at academic institutions, for social services organizations, with health and wellness corporations, and in private practice.
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
The M.S. in Counseling Psychology program focuses on the professional, intellectual, and personal growth of students, promoting human-centered values as well as evidence-informed treatment approaches.
Accepting Fall 2018 MSCP program
and SCGA applications
- 48-60 credit hour program
- Prepares students to become providers of counseling psychology services in the evolving healthcare field
- The 60-credit program option qualifies you for licensed professional counselor (LPC) status in Pennsylvania
- Assistantships are available, including Chatham's new Success Coach Graduate Assistant program
- Accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)
Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology
Accepting Fall 2018 SCGA applications
(accepted PsyD students only)
- 106 credit hour program
- Applicants can enter with either a Master's or Bachelor's degree in psychology, counseling, or a related field
- Impressive practicum partner sites that help students train in important psychological disciplines and settings
- Assistantships are available, including graduate teaching and Chatham's new Success Coach Graduate Assistant program
- American Psychological Association (APA) accredited, one of the few PsyD Counseling Psychology programs in the nation to be so
Our graduate psychology programs offer a variety of assistantships to bring more experiential opportunities to our students and to make the pursuit of your educational and career goals more affordable.
Success Coach Graduate Assistantships
Priority deadline for assistantship consideration: April 15
Final deadline for assistantship consideration: May 15
A new assistantship opportunity for 2018, Chatham's graduate programs in Counseling Psychology offer Success Coach Graduate Assistantships (SCGAs) to incoming M.S. in Counseling Psychology and PsyD students. Success Coaches will interact with undergraduate students in one-on-one sessions and over phone/email to make sure that they have the resources needed to succeed at Chatham, and to troubleshoot issues that might prevent their successful transition to and ability to stay in college. SCs and students work together for four semesters, with SCGAs able to:
- develop ongoing relationships with undergraduate students and effect real change in their lives
- gain significant experience through training, observing, and working with students
FUNDING BY THE NUMBERS:
Eight SCGA positions available.
This is a new assistantship opportunity beginning in the Fall 2018 semester.
Shrink your tuition bill.
SCGAs earn annual tuition remission for 12 credits (6 each fall and spring), making your graduate degree much more affordable.
Earn $6,000 per year as an SCGA.
Students earn this stipend on top of tuition remission and the invaluable experience they'll gain as SCGAs.
APPLY FOR A SUCCESS COACH GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP
This new opportunity at Chatham offers interested students the opportunity to gain valuable experience while make their higher education pursuits more manageable, but time to apply is limited. To be considered for an assistantship, you must complete both the academic program application and the SCGA application. You will be notified if you are selected to participate in the interview process for the SCGA position.
- Priority deadline for assistantship consideration: April 15
- Final deadline for assistantship consideration: May 15
Grad Psych Achievements
Dr. Jennifer Morse received a $1.8 million grant for a program designed to raise the number of psychologists trained to meet the behavioral health needs of vulnerable and medically underserved populations and provide quality care in an interdisciplinary setting from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Learn more »
Chatham faculty members Leigh Bryant Skvarla, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Loughran, Ph.D., and MSCP student Meredith Deal have accepted a $12,500 grant from the NCAA to develop a web-based program to assist coaches as they support the mental health needs of student-athletes. Learn more »
Dr. Britney Brinkman, associate professor of graduate psychology programs at Chatham University, has been selected to join Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL), a leadership development program led by the University of Minnesota with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more »
Voices of Grad Psych
"The small class sizes help to create a community, and my professors knew me and my interests. At Chatham, you have the opportunity to experience and find a professor who can nurture and mentor your interests."
– Erin Troup, M.S. '08, LPC, NCC, CT
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
"Our PsyD program is focused on training students for careers in psychology practice that are firmly grounded in scientific knowledge, ethical principles, and multicultural awareness. Our faculty work to provide mentorship to guide students' development as both practitioners and scholars."
– Mary Jo Loughran, Ph.D.
Program Director, Counseling Psychology
Ready to start?
Complete the form above to receive more info from a School of Health Sciences admissions representative about your program of interest, funding opportunities, and curriculum highlights. Also be sure to complete the Success Coach Graduate Assistantship application if you are interested in pursuing that opportunity.