The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) program is designed to prepare graduates for work in the community and schools, assisting children, youth, and adults in adapting to various educational, family, organizational, and societal demands.

Coherence among curriculum, instruction, clinical experience and assessment across a candidate’s program is established in several ways, including the foundational use of NBCC and CACREP standards. The MSCP program at Chaminade University utilizes the standards of the NBCC and CACREP as the framework for curricular experience and demonstrated knowledge of the common core areas that are required of all students across each of the three emphases: School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage and Family Counseling. The MSCP program is structured so that all students have a strong theoretical foundation and basic counseling skills development before they enter the clinical portion of the program. The clinical portion of the program occurs during the last three terms of the program. Thus, students move from common foundation courses through common core courses and emphasis-specific courses.

The vision of the MSCP program is to develop qualified, effective counselors while strengthening partnerships in the community.

Entry Requirements

All applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, provide official transcripts, and write a narrative about their interest in pursuing a degree in Counseling Psychology.
See below for program-specific requirements.

  1. Completed online application and application fee
  2. Transcripts from all Previously attended institutions
  3. Resume or Work history
  4. Interview
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation (on departmental form)


Program Features

  • Convenient evening classes
  • Small class sizes ensuring individualized attention
  • Faculty with real-world experience
  • Combined theory and practice in a collaborative learning environment
  • Accelerated 10-week course semester/terms
  • Admission for four terms beginning January, April, July, and October
  • The program of study can be completed in 30–36 months
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